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Rattlesnakes attack Northern California toddlers

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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

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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)

Marine mammal rescue is a problem

OPINION By STEVEN L. REBUCK It should be apparent that the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA) is now causing significant harm to some species of marine mammals. The MMPA proposed to allow marine mammal populations to increase to... (Continue reading)

Hundreds of California sea lions starving

Along Central Coast beaches, more than 500 dead or starving sea lions have washed up on the shore this year. Typically, there would be about 10 stranded pups by this time of the year. [KSBY] People and agencies are dropping... (Continue reading)

Surfer suffers shark bite at Montana de Oro

A shark attacked and bit, but did not kill, a man surfing near the sand spit at Montana de Oro Sunday morning. [Tribune] Shortly after 11 a.m., an approximately 8 to 10-foot juvenile shark swam underneath the surfer and grazed... (Continue reading)

Elephant seals nap on boardwalk in San Simeon

Seal-watchers found two elephant seals lying on the boardwalk neighboring the mammal’s December getaway in San Simeon on Thursday morning. [KSBY] The seals broke through the fence at the Piedras Blancas Rookery, a feat that reportedly occurs every few years.... (Continue reading)

Warm ocean temperatures attract different species

Higher than usual ocean temperatures off the coast of California have attracted a menagerie of warm-water creatures that typically live in more tropical areas such as the Hawaiian and Galapagos Islands. [Mercury News] In mid-October, ocean temperatures off the Central... (Continue reading)

New red panda cubs at the Charles Paddock Zoo

The City of Atascadero and the Charles Paddock Zoo  announced Thursday the arrival of two new red panda cubs at the zoo. The cubs were born at the zoo on June 26, but have been kept under wraps until zoo... (Continue reading)



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