Thursday, April 22, 2021

Not every sea otter gets to star in a movie. Otter 501, who as a newborn was rescued then rehabilitated at the Monterey Bay Aquarium—and successfully released into the wild—died some time in March. She was 11 years old, considered "old age" for an otter.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021

If there's one thing I learned while working on a round-up of Monterey County pets for this week's Pet Issue, it's that asking people to share stories about their furry friends is a joy. Many of us are spending more time at home than ever before, and for pet owners this means more time with …

Friday, March 05, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

It's best to respect the privacy of mothers and their newborn babies, especially if they're newborn raptor species nesting in Pinnacles National Park. The park issued a climbing advisory effective as of Jan. 19 to protect several species of nesting raptors, or birds of prey. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Friday, December 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

One of the major tasks that the Fort Ord Reuse Authority must complete before it dissolves next summer is to create a plan for the conservation of habitats for endangered species within the 36-square-mile boundary of the former Fort Ord military base. A Habitat Conservation Plan is now in it…

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Imagine the lifeless form of a massive baleen whale, falling silently through the lightless environment of the deep ocean. Thousands of pounds of blubber and bone eventually crash into the sea floor at depths of over 10,000 feet, deeper than some Sierra Nevada mountains are tall. 

Monday, September 02, 2019
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Monday, August 14, 2017

Researchers aboard a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute vessel received an unexpected visitor last week while conducting research at Sur Ridge, an underwater formation about 23 miles west of the Big Sur Coast: a barn owl.

Friday, June 02, 2017
Friday, April 07, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Coyote sightings are slightly up on the Monterey Peninsula, prompting officials to encourage people to keep pets indoors at night, and to take defensive measures to discourage both the predators and their prey from visiting neighborhoods.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A commercial whale watching cruise took off for its regular Tuesday morning ride around Monterey Bay, and came upon a group of about two dozen offshore killer whales in deep water about 16 miles from Monterey Harbor Dec. 13.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016

California Highway Patrol officials reported an endangered California condor was injured Monday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 1 in Big Sur, but wildlife biologists responded to the scene and found that it was a turkey vulture. 

Friday, August 05, 2016
Monday, July 04, 2016
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Firework displays remain a fixture of Fourth of July celebrations, but the spectacle in the sky isn’t enjoyed by everyone. The ear-numbing noises from fireworks can frighten pets like dogs and cats, leading startled pets to franticly leave their homes.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Monday, March 07, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016

It was fitting that I met Morty in the section reserved for cold and flu remedies at the North Fremont Street CVS, because nothing could have made me feel better than a moment of communion with a cool cat.

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a lot to offer. For over 25 years, endless exhibits have helped educate visitors on marine life and now the Aquarium is giving more back to its local base.