Journal archives for December 2019

December 27, 2019

Coyotes On Campus Inspire Awe And Curiosity At UCSC.

Move over, banana slugs. The adorable coyotes of UCSC, frolicking and hunting in campus meadows, are a must-see.

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December 14, 2019

Foreboding sign for Monterey Bay sea lions.

Rescue organizations in southern California are finding sea lion pups sick and emaciated, stranded on beaches without their mothers months earlier than in previous years. This may not bode well for marine mammals in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

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December 19, 2019

Famous gray whale ‘Scarback’ grabs spotlight off California.

The sighting Tuesday of a gray whale famously known as “Scarback” has helped signal the beginning of the 2019-20 southbound migration off Southern California.

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December 25, 2019

Reindeer on Radar.

But they all want to know one thing: where in the world the jolly old man and his sleigh full of gifts are on Christmas Eve.

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Tracking a bear through the snow on Christmas week.

The sighting stirred many questions: What was the bear doing out on Christmas week? What was it looking for? Where did it go? What did it find? How big was it?

To get the answers, Michael Patty, an extended family member visiting our mountain cabin, and I set out to track, trace and play wildlife detective.

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December 05, 2019

FRC students collar deer to study wildlife up close and personal.

“To be allowed (so) close to wildlife was an amazing experience,” said Kyla Deocampo, one of 14 students in the Environmental Studies 240 class that received crucial training and safety tips, like how to keep a deer safe while studying it, avoiding getting injured by antlers and staying clear of wildly kicking hooves.

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December 31, 2019

Video shows whales, dolphins and sea lions playing off Dana Point.

Whale-watchers off Dana Point got the Christmas gift of a lifetime last week when a trio of gray whales was spotted frolicking with scores of dolphins and sea lions.

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December 03, 2019

Starving sea lion pups appear 2 months early, foreshadowing ‘dismal year for marine mammal strandings’.

Officials at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center worry that early-season strandings of starving and sick sea lion pups could foreshadow a high number of rescues in coming months.

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December 17, 2019

Agreement bans people from Children’s Pool during seal pupping season for 10 years.

Humans will have to stay out of Children's Pool in La Jolla for the next five months thanks to a 10-year agreement between city leaders, seal advocates and the California Coastal Commission.

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December 10, 2019

Study finds California could triple southern sea otter population by recolonizing San Francisco Bay.

The picture of sea otters frolicking among kelp beds and rocky shoals has become an iconic image of the California coastline. But it may be drawing attention away from the value of other habitat that could truly help the endangered species in its recovery - estuaries.

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