Journal archives for July 2019

July 07, 2019

California needs housing, but not in mountain lion country.

The mountain lions of Southern California — facing dangerous freeway traffic, lethal poisons in their prey and the continued encroachment of humans into their habitat — are threatened with extinction. The question now is how much we care and what we’re willing to do, spend or sacrifice to protect them.

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July 17, 2019

California pledges millions to battle enormous, destructive swamp rats.

A growing menace in the form of 15-pound swamp rodents is threatening Delta waterways, and the state is throwing money, hunting dogs and birth control at the invasive pests which have the potential to destroy crops and wetlands.

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July 03, 2019

July 12, 2019

The Need for Wildness: How Coyotes Are Finding a Place in a Changing City.

For 12 years, Janet Kessler has chronicled the behavior and family life of San Francisco’s growing population of coyotes as the city itself undergoes big changes.

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July 05, 2019

Surge in sick, hungry sea lions off California coast puzzles marine biologists.

A rise in the number of ailing and malnourished sea lions along the California coastline has marine experts somewhat puzzled, KNTV reports.

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July 09, 2019

July 10, 2019

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning.

Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood on Sunday.

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July 24, 2019

As Animals Wash Up on West Coast, Scientists Look to Climate Change.

Growing numbers of whales, sea lions, and seals are being found stranded or dead, alarming oceanic experts.

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July 25, 2019

Marine mammal deaths spike in Monterey County, and volunteer crews get to work searching for answers.

When dead marine life show up on the beach, it’s someone’s job to report to the sight and investigate the animal. That job in Monterey County falls to the stranding network, operated by graduate students at MLML. (The Marine Mammal Center responds to live strandings, while MLML handles dead animals.)

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July 28, 2019

‘Mind-blowing’ photo captures humpback whale with a California sea lion in its mouth.

A whale-watching trip on Monterey Bay led to a “mind-blowing” photo of a sea lion momentarily trapped in the mouth of a lunging humpback whale. The sea lion later escaped: Humpback whales feed on tiny krill.

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