Just a few months after the announcement that the population of wild condors in Central California has reached 100, there’s more good news for the iconic bird that had nearly become extinct a few decades ago.
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
Known for bringing the California condor and other species back from the edge of extinction, the Endangered Species Act has been revised by the Trump administration as announced by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt on Aug. 12. The changes are meant to make the regulations less b…
Friday, May 17, 2019
The parasite was introduced into the sea otter’s body through infected live prey that was fed to her or by a passing seabird that defecated into her open-air water tank.
Monday, April 01, 2019
A pod of about 25 endangered killer whales, including the population's youngest calf, who are native to the Puget Sound area, was spotted on Sunday March 31 near Carmel Bay.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Baby owls are called owlets, nine of them are going to soon hatch in Marina, and you can watch that happen live on YouTube.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Nature is awesome. And even more awesome than we knew three days ago.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
A national animal rights group has set its sights on Monterey County officials and the SPCA of Monterey County, claiming that they are doing nothing about an alleged cockfighting facility in Royal Oaks.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Ever wondered what it sounds like deep in Monterey Bay? Wonder no more.
Monday, April 02, 2018
For anybody who marvels at the majesty of California condors, a federally endangered species, there's a tab you should keep open on your computer in the coming weeks.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Monterey County's most famous barn owls are back in the limelight.
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
Kittens can't get much cuter. Or so you thought.
Friday, April 07, 2017
The saying goes "You can't fix stupid."
Friday, March 31, 2017
It is the stuff of nightmares: to be stranded in the ocean near a prowling great white shark.
Monday, March 06, 2017
It's common for children to send letters and wish lists to Santa, but one warm-hearted child chose to send a postcard to the cold-blooded fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Three puppies have been saved after a semi-miraculous survival saga in Salinas. And that's not the best part of the story.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
All the fuzzy, cute and compassionate work SPCA for Monterey County does on behalf of animals wouldn't exist without its graphic, ugly and cruel counter component.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Update: A trio of sweeties—Chicle, Churro and Sugar—emerged Feb. 3, 5 and 7, respectively. The owl box warming and hatchling party happens 5-7pm Saturday, Feb. 11.
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
Because they're the perfect gift for that loved one who has everything.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Rearing stranded otter pups to be returned to the wild: It would seem like one of those jobs where the sheer amount of whisker, cute and fuzz would render depression impossible.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Call it a comeback.
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
Amid the chaos, loss and sadness of the Soberanes Fire, here emerges a small cupful of cute.
Monday, July 04, 2016
The Pacific Ocean is a vast landscape of water and sky, but each winter between California and Hawaii there exists a congregation of sharks called “White Shark Cafe," but scientists have little idea what they do there.
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
Extinction may be near for an adorable marine mammal from northern Mexico.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
It's bound to be some jaw-fully good entertainment.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The giant Pacific octopus weaves its way through the tank, its long tentacles sticking to the glass.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Ventana Wildlife Society brings teens deep into Big Sur to work alongside condor biologists.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Condors 236 and 340 have found their spot.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Humans know far more about many planets in outer space than they do the deep sea on Earth.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has always made an effort to combine education along with their always-cool new exhibits.
The big cat named Cosmos loved to hunt in his garden.
Monday, March 07, 2016
Incredible sea otter fact #893: When sea otter pups are fully groomed by their mothers, they are so fluffy they are essentially unsinkable.
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.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
In the midst of a storm Wednesday morning, an otter pup was rescued from the rough waters of Carmel Beach after it became separated from its mom.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Aquarium officials are flagging a rather alarming development.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
If you haven't heard about the wild otter mom which chose to share the birth of her baby with crowds and staff at Monterey Bay Aquarium, time to come on out from under that shell, you little hermit crab.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Talk about a fuzzy feeling.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
If one spots a certain type of cat stuck up in a tree, perhaps a kitten, the appropriate response might be to call the fire department. But if that cat is a mountain lion—not so much.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Condor chicks have been hatching in the wild since 2007.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
A massive swarm of crawfish-looking sea creatures has brought a lot of people out to the shoreline near Pacific Grove’s Lovers Point Park, but one of the coolest views came from the water.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Biologists arrived at San Carlos Beach near Cannery Row early on Friday morning to examine the carcass of a 20-foot humpback whale that washed ashore the night before.
Because this information is just too useful not to broadcast—and because Monterey County is famously flush with animal lovers—here comes a rundown of shops, department stores and other venues where pets are welcome.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The new Tiger Exhibit opens at The Monterey Zoo.