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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)

Oil spill cleanup continues, few animals impacted

elephant seal

Three days after thousands of gallons of oil from a ruptured pipeline poured into the ocean west of Goleta, officials report three dead pelicans and one dead common dolphin, though the cause of dolphin’s death has not been determined. A... (Continue reading)

Sea lion takes California fisherman for a plunge

A fisherman was posing for a photo with fish he caught in a San Diego bay when a sea lion leaped out of the water, chomped on the fish and dragged the 62-year-old man into bay. [Mercury News] The sea... (Continue reading)

Voracious sea lions invade the Columbia River

Thousands of hungry California sea lions and harbor seals have swarmed into the Columbia River seeking food. The more than 6,000 sea lions and seals have damaged docks and affected water quality. [GrindTV] A marine mammal biologist with the Washington... (Continue reading)

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