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Baby otter rescued in Morro Bay


Kayakers and Morro Bay Harbor Patrol officers teamed up to rescue an abandoned baby otter. The newborn female otter was recently found washed up on the sand spit and alone, according to the city of Morro Bay. Several residents of... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission seeking to limit whale captivity


OPINION by DAYNA BOCHCO The Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld’s Blue World project to expand its orca tanks, but prohibited the corporation from breeding or importing any new whales as part of the display. While passions ran high in the hearing... (Continue reading)

Venomous snakes hit Central California shores

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Several highly venomous sea snakes were spotted last week on a beach near Oxnard in Ventura County. On Thursday, a dead yellow-bellied sea snake was spotted on Silver Strand State Beach. On Friday, a surfer discovered a lethargic sea snake... (Continue reading)

Humpback whale knocks over kayak, video

Humpback whale

A pair of Central Coast whale watchers had a close call Saturday when a massive humpback whale jumped out of the water and landed several feet from their two-person kayak. The kayakers were knocked into the ocean, but not injured.... (Continue reading)

California ban on kangaroo imports returns


A California ban on the import of kangaroo parts will return next year after an eight-year hiatus. [Guardian] The trade of kangaroo parts currently comprises a $200 million industry in California. Kangaroo skins are used to make some shoes and... (Continue reading)

Shark bites kayaker’s foot


A hammerhead shark bit the foot of a kayaker fishing in the waters off California’s Central Coast on Saturday. [Fox] At about 2:30 p.m., the kayaker was 1.5 miles from the Malibu shore when a 10-foot hammerhead shark bit a... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks surfer in Morro Bay

Elinor Dempsey

A 54-year-old Los Osos woman survived a shark attack while surfing Saturday morning at Morro Strand State Beach. [Daily Mail] The shark bit off an approximately 14-inch-wide chunk of Elinor Dempsey’s surfboard. But, Dempsey escaped the attack uninjured. Dempsey initially... (Continue reading)

Look out for mountain lions, Cuesta College says


Two mountain lion sighting occurred on the Cuesta College campus over the past three weeks, prompting the college’s police department to warn students and faculty. Both sightings occurred near the college’s maintenance yard close to the O’Connor Road entrance along... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion chews off Cayucos man’s hand

Steven Weaver

By KAREN VELIE A large mountain lion was spotted near the mauled body of a Cayucos man Saturday evening on Hang Glider Hill near Gilbert Avenue. Shortly after 7 p.m., several of his neighbors watched Steven Weaver, 63, walking his... (Continue reading)

Rattlesnakes attack Northern California toddlers


Two Northern California toddlers have suffered rattlesnake bites in the past week, and veterinarians are warning state residents that the drought is bringing the venomous snakes closer to humans. [ABC 7] Two-year-old Ishneed Kaur was bitten Tuesday night while playing... (Continue reading)

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