Articles Tagged With ‘Wildlife’




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Why doesn’t Supervisor Compton support a marine sanctuary?

Opinion by Brad Snook, co-chair of Surfrider Foundation San Luis Obispo Supervisor Lynn Compton, a SLO County Supervisor, is wrong to deny SLO County the federal funding of cultural education, marine research, and a new... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion hit by car near SLO, then euthanized

Officers euthanized a mountain lion after it was struck by a car on Highway 1 near Camp San Luis Obispo Monday morning. [KSBY] A driver heading toward San Luis Obispo hit the mountain lion around... (Continue reading)

Great white spotted in Morro Bay Harbor, video

The captain of Morro Bay Boat Charters took a  video of an 18 foot to 20 foot great white shark about a mile from the south jetty at the Morro Bay Harbor on Thursday. While... (Continue reading)

Oceano man who caught great white shark turns himself in

An Oceano man who caught a great white shark and posed with the fish turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. The man surrendered himself to California Fish and Wildlife officers after the agency circulated photos... (Continue reading)

Bear wanders into Goleta council member’s yard

Goleta City Council Member Paula Perotte woke up Wednesday morning to find a black bear in her backyard. Perotte snapped a photo of the bear peering into her home as her dog stared back at... (Continue reading)

Driver hits 400-pound bear on Highway 101

A Grover Beach woman collided with a bear while driving on Highway 101 Saturday night near Santa Margarita. The crashed killed the bear and caused the woman’s vehicle to flip over and slide about 50... (Continue reading)

Mountain lions eating more California pets

Mountain lions are increasingly eating cats and dogs in the Golden State, according to a California Department of Fish and Wildlife report. [SF Chronicle] Last year, California residents legally killed 107 mountain lions under depredation... (Continue reading)

SLO man breaks mountain lion’s neck. Or does he?

UPDATE:  Mountain lion attack story determined to be a hoax “Robin Olson of San Luis Obispo claimed he was attacked by a mountain lion Saturday afternoon while hiking in Prefumo Canyon. Upon further investigation, his... (Continue reading)

Why did the California elephant seal cross the road?

A “very large, very determined elephant seal” insists on crossing Highway 37 in Sonoma County. The mammal, which weighs nearly 1,000 pounds, blocked traffic on the highway Monday afternoon. [SF Chronicle] Around 1 p.m., the... (Continue reading)

Brain damaged sea lions stranded on California beaches

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins is inflicting brain damage on sea lions along California’s Central Coast. Higher than average ocean temperatures are blamed for the increase in algae blooms. [Scientific American] Dying or dead sea... (Continue reading)



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