Articles Tagged With ‘Wildlife’

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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 boating, Micheal Brink spotted a... (Continue reading)

Oceano man who caught great white shark turns himself in

Shark pose

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 of him with the shark.... (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 the black, furry animal. The... (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 feet down the highway. [Tribune]... (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 permits. Scientists then analyzed the... (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 claim has been determined to... (Continue reading)

Why did the California elephant seal cross the road?

elephant seal

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 California Highway Patrol received calls... (Continue reading)

Brain damaged sea lions stranded on California beaches

Stellar sea lion Gus sticks his tongue out in his exhibit, part of Stellar Cove at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / Photo by Carli Davidson

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 lions have been spotted along... (Continue reading)

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)

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