September 18, 2019

Elephant seal 'supermoms' produce most of the population, study finds.

High mortality rates for young elephant seals means long-lived females dominate the reproductive output of the population.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190917075820.htm

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Second mountain lion sighting reported near Allan Hancock College in Lompoc.

This comes after a sighting last Tuesday
near the botanical gardens on campus.
Warning signs have gone up on campus.

Fish and Wildlife does not know if the two sightings near Allan Hancock this month are believed to be the same animal.

https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/second-mountain-lion-spotted-near-allan-hancock-college-in-lompoc?_amp=true

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September 16, 2019

When the humpbacks sing.

Male humpback whales are spectacular singers, producing complex “songs” that can last for over 15 minutes and may be repeated for hours. A new study led by MBARI biological oceanographer John Ryan shows how the amount of humpback song in Monterey Bay varies over days, months, and even years.

https://www.mbari.org/humpback-song/

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Drivers Encouraged to be Alert and Aware During Watch Out for Wildlife Week.

This time of year, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions typically peak as animals start migrating to winter habitat, mating season begins for deer and elk, and bears spend more time foraging before hibernation. To help reduce collisions, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to be on the lookout during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs Sept. 15-21.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/drivers-encouraged-to-be-alert-and-aware-during-watch-out-for-wildlife-week/amp/

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September 14, 2019

Orcas dubbed ‘Golden Girls’ grab spotlight off Monterey.

Boaters in California’s Monterey Bay on Thursday spotted three killer whales, older females no longer accompanied by family members, traveling together as a newly formed social group.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/09/orcas-golden-girls-grab-spotlight-monterey/amp

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September 13, 2019

Rare sight: Sei whale off California coast is first reported in two years.

Naturalist and photographer Kristin Campbell, aboard a Newport Coastal Adventure boat off Laguna Beach, was stumped. But with today’s technology, it wasn’t long before she was able to get confirmation the whale she was observing was a sei whale, rarely seen off the Southern California coast.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/12/rare-sight-sei-whale-off-laguna-beach-is-first-reported-in-two-years/amp/

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September 11, 2019

Man Accused of Shooting, Killing Mountain Lion P-38.

Criminal charges were filed against a Simi Valley man for the killing of a protected mountain lion, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/california/Man-charged-Killing-Mountain-Lion-P-38-559981081.html?amp=y

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September 09, 2019

Pen in Hand: Bobcats are frequently among us but seldom seen.

One of the most widespread predators in the Tehachapi Mountains is small, tough, adaptable and capable of living in close proximity to people and houses. The Nuwä (Kawaiisu or Paiute) word for it is tüküüts, pronounced tuh-kuhts. Today it is known as the Bobcat.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-bobcats-are-frequently-among-us-but-seldom/article_f034c054-d325-11e9-901b-8391cbfdb446.amp.html

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September 08, 2019

An Ode to 30 Years of Pier 39's Sea Lions.

The vociferous, sometimes cantankerous sea lion colony that calls Pier 39 home has now been around for 30 years — and it shows no signs of ever leaving.

https://sfist.com/2019/09/07/a-look-back-at-30-years-of-the-sealebrites/

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September 07, 2019

California Celebrates Biodiversity Day with BioBlitz Events Across the State.

I'll be at Border Field State Park on Saturday morning at 8:30am! Anyone near is welcome to join up for iNatting! If you can't meet here, hopefully you can find a state park near you!

https://yubanet.com/california/california-celebrates-biodiversity-day-with-bioblitz-events-across-the-state/

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