Journal archives for May 2018

May 29, 2018

Mystery Rodent: Did a San Diego man spot a very rare rat?

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) – An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.

The last time anyone saw a San Quintin Kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago.

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May 24, 2018

Frequent West Coast Whale Entanglements Continued Through 2017.

The National Marine Fisheries Service today reported that at least 31 whales were confirmed entangled off the West Coast in 2017, triple the annual average number from before 2014. For the third year in a row, the most common fishing gear identified on whales came from California Dungeness crab commercial traps.

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May 21, 2018

Naturalist/Instructor job opening

Naturalists at Large is currently seeking a candidate to fill the position Naturalist/Instructor for the fall season season which will run August 17-October 26 for new staff.

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May 04, 2018

2018 City Nature Challenge

Congratulations to San Francisco Bay Area for winning
the 2018 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge! Many great
observations were made around the globe. I can't help
but think that all cities are winners for characterizing
the species in their backyard and neighborhoods; more importantly,
nature comes in first place when we all come together
to discover the other species we share this planet with!

Thank you all for contributing observations and also for
helping to identify them! Lots of work!

With respect,


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May 25, 2018

Third Dead Whale In A Week Washes Ashore In Northern California.

Earlier deaths were caused by a ship strike and entanglement, while the latest death is still being examined.

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California Black Bears are on the Move.

California’s black bears are active and hungry after a period of hunkering down through the winter. As a reminder, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages people to help reduce unwanted encounters with this large mammal by being “bear aware.” People who visit or live in bear country can take actions that promote responsible behavior and safe co-existence with bears.

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May 13, 2018

Eradication of invasive rodent off to a slow start in California.

LOS BANOS, Merced County — Before the midday heat had set in, Jeff Cann and Tim Kroeker were out of their Dodge pickup, trudging through waist-deep water in waders and rubber boots.

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May 09, 2018

Wolves in Northern California aren’t just loping through anymore; they’re here to stay.

Seven years after an Oregon wolf named OR-7 caused an international sensation by taking a historic pilgrimage through California, his offspring are settling in the Golden State, starting families and giving every indication that the howling canines are here to stay.

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Good News Network: For 30 Years, This Cute Critter Was Thought to be Extinct –Until Now.

The adorable kangaroo rat, named for its ability to hop about the arid lowlands where it is found, was listed as endangered by the Mexican government in 1994.

Then, a team of researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum were in the field conducting routine monitoring of small mammal communities in Baja, California over the summer when they found four of the 5-inch rats.

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May 11, 2018

KGO-TV Abandoned baby weasels rescued by hikers in Half Moon Bay.

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - Two baby long-tailed weasels are currently being treated at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA's Wildlife Care Center after officials say they were found abandoned on a hiking trail in Half Moon Bay and brought in by Good Samaritans in April.

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