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Offline BBE

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Wildlife in the News
« on: December 07, 2009, 06:56:20 PM »
In beans IBRRC thread; Cawatcher mentioned a news story about a sealion who someone shot in its face.

This thread is for stories about Flora and Fauna in the news.
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 07:10:54 PM »
Sea lion apparently shot by a fisherman

Ca watcher referred to this story in the IBRRC thread.   A male sea lion was apparently was shot in the face on November 11, 2009

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The male sea lion had made its way up the Sacramento River to rest this week on a dock in a part of the city known as Old Sacramento. There, passersby noticed it was injured and summoned officials from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reported Thursday.
 
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http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2009/11/12/Injured-sea-lion-eludes-rescuers/UPI-64821258068208/

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Nov. 12
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A sea lion in Old Sacramento has been shot in the face and is writhing in pain, according to a witness at the scene.
Full story link: http://www.ksbw.com/news/21586350/detail.html

Nov. 30
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sea lion spotted in Yolo County, CA
Full story link: http://www.kcra.com/news/21765985/detail.html

Dec. 6
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SAUSALITO, CA - An injured sea lion believed shot by a fisherman last month on the Sacramento River was finally rescued and transported to a rehabilitation facility in Sausalito Saturday.
by Jason Kobely of News 10
Full story link: http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=71429

Cawatcher, I believe the last report is from the station who mentioned the Hornby eagles ?
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2009, 07:25:59 PM »
The rehab facility is the Marine Mammal Center.  You can read more here:

http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/

Video of the rescue here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LObCmXD69y0&
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 01:16:11 AM »
Thanks for the link you posted, Beans.  I enjoyed exploring the stories and pictures of the animals the Marine Mammal Center has or is treating.  They're doing some very important work.  Thanks for sharing this with us.  It's worth taking the time to find out about the variety of challenges they deal with every day and I'm glad to know that it's being done by people who care very much and who know what they're doing.   :ecsmile
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 09:29:41 AM »
This may belong in different thread, but did not see one that fit in the other flora and fauna area.  This was in today's San Francisco Chronicle:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/30/BAJ01BB3UF.DTL

Wonder when and if they will return....
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 09:37:49 AM »
Luv,

Thank you for the article.  We have lived in the Bay Area and always enjoyed seeing the sea lions.  Maybe a few more of them hit Hornby.  They are HUGE eaters as you know.  Makes me wonder.

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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 11:52:27 PM »
Dozens of birds were shot by a wildlife biologist near the Oakland Airport.   Below are two Western Gulls in one of our large peli boxes at IBRRC.

 

Video: Dozens of dead birds near the Oakland Airport

Before they expanded Oakland Airport, perhaps consideration should have been given to the fact that it is next to wetlands filled with wildlife.  :mgritted
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Re: Stories in the News
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 09:00:34 AM »
OMG  I am saddened and shocked by this.  Wonder how mr. "wildlife biologist" would feel if he were in the "10%" the airport deals with "lethally".  Another example of overreaction in my view.  Not a happy year end happening.... :ecsad
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Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 01:12:40 AM »
Interesting stories, pictures, and videos about animals and birds that appear in the news.
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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 01:14:36 AM »
San Francisco's famous sea lions 'disappeared' and may have been found:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8438215.stm
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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 06:36:54 PM »
I was wondering where they had gone--
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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 09:06:54 AM »
I saw this web site in 2007.  This is a beautiful story:



A Tale of Two Cockies
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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 10:16:47 AM »
Beans!!

That was a great real life story.  I loved it too!... well, except for the snake.  I don't think any stories about birds should end with a picture of a snake...   :eceek  The rest of you will just have to go to the link to find out what that means.  :mhihi

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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 10:58:53 AM »
Oh, beans, what a touching story. I am so glad that you shared this with us. And the pictures were beautiful, weren't they? How refreshing to read something heart warming for a change.
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Re: Wildlife in the News (not rehab)
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 01:22:44 PM »
 What a pleasant respite that was, Beans!   :eclove  Thank you for the link to this wonderful sight. 
Even in the avian world Love Will Find A Way.  Reminds me of the saying Love Conquers All.  :heart :heart
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