Articles Tagged With ‘Wildlife’

DNA evidence helps convict Paso Robles poacher 

A Paso Robles man was recently convicted of deer poaching after a DNA analysis linked him conclusively to an illegally killed buck. [HuntingNews] Jason Allan Domingos, 37, plead no contest in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court to the poaching... (Continue reading)

Shark attacks kayak in Cambria

A great white shark took a bite out of the kayak of a Paso Robles man who was fishing with friends off the waters of Cambria on Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. Joey Nocchi, 30, of Paso Robles was fishing... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly turkey attacks

A Cal Poly employee was knocked unconscious when he tripped and hit his head while backing away from an aggressive female turkey who was protecting her young. [KCOY] When the turkey, who was nesting with her eight poults, saw the... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant temporary shut down

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has completely shut down because of another influx of sea salp – a small, jellyfish-like organism – clogging the intake valves in the unit two reactor. Plant officials said unit two, which was operating at 24... (Continue reading)

Jellyfish-like creature forces Diablo into partial shutdown

An influx of a jellyfish-like creature into the intake at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has forced operators to reduce power to 15 percent capacity. On Monday night, operators discovered a clog of a small barrel-shaped plankton called salps in... (Continue reading)

Kill California sea lions?

The U.S. Government has authorized the limited killing of California sea lions in an attempt to protect endangered Columbia River salmon in Oregon and Washington. [LaredoSun] On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approved the sanctioned killing of... (Continue reading)

The hunt for real food, big guns and safaris

By ROGER FREBERG The search for quality ingredients and adequate cooking equipment seems to be never ending. If you’ve seen Chef Gordon Ramsay’s show “the F Word,” you understand the extremes he goes to raising or hunting for the finest... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion sighted in Pismo Beach

The Pismo Beach Police department has confirmed a recent mountain lion sighting near Chumash Park. Police are warning the public to exercise caution in the park and surrounding areas. The following are guidelines regarding encounters with mountain lions: • Do... (Continue reading)

Little zoo with a big master plan

Atascadero’s Charles Paddock Zoo unveiled Ruscan the red panda to the public on Saturday. The panda arrived at the zoo 16 months ago, but money problems have kept him out of the public eye. The two-year-old panda will be living in... (Continue reading)

18 foot shark sighted in waters off Cambria

An approximately 18-foot shark sighted in the waters off Cambria prompted authorities to post warning signs along the beach. Cal Fire officials determined the report to be a credible sighting of a shark 50 yards off Leffingwell Landing. As a... (Continue reading)