Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Fish and Wildlife’


The Mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.



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Whale washes up, dies near Pismo Beach

A gray whale calf died Tuesday, hours after washing ashore on Pismo State Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Passersby noticed the whale around 7 a.m. Officials from state and federal agencies then came out to the scene, as did... (Continue reading)

Skinned zebra found on the beach near San Simeon

Surfers spotted a skinned zebra lying dead on a beach near San Simeon, snapped a photo. The photo of the zebra then made rounds on social media, prompting angry reactions from numerous Central Coast residents. Local and state officials are... (Continue reading)

Reward offered in search for sea otter killer

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of person or persons responsible for fatally shooting three sea otters off the Central Coast. In mid-August, the bodies of two juvenile males and one adult male otter... (Continue reading)

Illegal marijuana grow utilized stolen water

The owners of a multi-million dollar illegal marijuana grow in Ventura County allegedly stole water to irrigate the pot plants from a nearby mountain. [KCOY] On Friday, Ventra County Sheriff deputies raided the 80 acre operation outside Fillmore that included... (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 of him with the shark.... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony on lockdown

State officials placed the California Men’s Colony on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after receiving an anonymous tip that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the prison by an inmate participating on  a fire crew. Officials are not disclosing what type of... (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)

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)

Former wrestler faked mountain lion attack

A San Luis Obispo man who claimed in a television interview that he snapped the neck of a mountain lion has admitted to fabricating the story. [KSBY] Robin Olson said in a KSBY interview that a mountain lion attacked him... (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 California Highway Patrol received calls... (Continue reading)



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