November 06, 2019

Snake fungal disease confirmed in California for 1st time

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says Wednesday testing confirmed the disease in an emaciated California kingsnake found in Amador County. The snake was euthanized.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2019-11-06/snake-fungal-disease-confirmed-in-california-for-1st-time?_amp=true

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November 02, 2019

Frogs “Toughed Out” Woolsey Fires.

Night surveys show a small number of threatened California red-legged frogs were able to tough out the Woolsey fire and subsequent mudslides but habitat may be unsuitable for breeding for years.

https://messengermountainnews.com/news/frogs-toughed-out-woolsey-fires/

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October 09, 2019

California Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act.

SACRAMENTO— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/california-agency-recommends-protecting-yellow-legged-frog-under-states-endangered-species-act-2019-10-09/

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October 08, 2019

Endangered 160-pound green sea turtle with fishing hook lodged near stomach released into wild along San Gabriel River.

A team from Aquarium of the Pacific, with the help of lifeguard area supervisor Corey Westmoreland, releases a 160-pound rehabilitated female green sea turtle in Seal Beach, CA on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The turtle was rescued a month ago when it was found dehydrated with a fishing hook lodged in its esophagus near the stomach, officials said.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/10/08/endangered-160-pound-green-sea-turtle-with-fishing-hook-lodged-near-stomach-released-into-wild-along-san-gabriel-river/amp/

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October 02, 2019

The States Where It's Illegal to Kill Snakes.

This one is a bit surprising. We'd expect the laws to be strict in the Golden State, but if anything, they're some of the most lenient in the U.S.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/the-states-where-its-illegal-to-kill-snakes/amp/

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October 01, 2019

Chico remains safe haven for giant garter snake.

Giant garter snakes enjoy a safe and healthy habitat in Chico and parts of Butte County, but these reptiles are currently listed as threatened by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and could soon be placed on the endangered species list.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/14/chico-remains-safe-haven-for-giant-garter-snake/amp/

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September 23, 2019

Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread.

Frog skin swabs reveal when and where the deadly disease has popped up in wildlife populations around the world.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923155128.htm

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September 13, 2019

Butte County’s western pond turtle: A reptile in trouble.

CHICO — The western pond turtle in Butte County is currently shaking in its shell, due to habitat alteration and introduced species that are killing off the local reptile.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/12/buttes-western-pond-turtle-a-reptile-in-trouble/amp/

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September 09, 2019

Butte County’s yellow-legged frog under threat.

CHICO — If you see something hopping around in Big Chico Creek, chances are it could be the foothill yellow-legged frog. This frog is currently being evaluated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to possibly be placed on the state’s endangered species list.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/09/chicos-yellow-legged-frog-under-threat/amp/

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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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