Monterey County Local News: Animals


All Local Animals News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
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What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

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07/10/2024
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Monterey County officials are closing Lake San Antonio to visitors Wednesday and asking all campers to vacate following a mass fish dieoff that county staff first noticed last week.

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07/08/2024
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A large number of fish were found dead at Lake San Antonio, in South Monterey County, the county’s spokesperson Maia Carroll said on Saturday.

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07/06/2024
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The County of Monterey put out an unusual announcement today, as the Central Coast is in the throes of a heat wave.

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06/29/2024
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With the recent reemergence of otter 841, the surfboard swiping sea critter raised in captivity, I'll be facilitating a panel conversation that includes several sea otter experts and the local photographer whose photos went viral about a year ago.

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06/13/2024
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A bat found on June 7 near Portola Drive and Anza Drive in the Toro Park area of unincorporated Monterey County has tested positive for the rabies virus.

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06/13/2024
Rosa the sea otter, resident at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, passed away at the age of 24.

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06/13/2024
Young Great White sharks are convening in the warm waters of Soquel Cove off Seacliff State Beach between Capitola and Rio Del Mar.

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06/06/2024
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Monterey Bay Aquarium announced on social media June 5 the Aquarium’s oldest sea otter, Rosa, died at age 24 after her caretakers made the tough decision to euthanize her due to her age-related health conditions.

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05/31/2024
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Hundreds of dead and dying pelicans have washed up on beaches in recent weeks all up and down the California Coast. The staff at the Santa Cruz Native Animal Rescue center have been swamped with underfed and hypothermic animals.

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05/24/2024
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SALINAS — California Rodeo Association has announced its first-ever Junior Rodeo, scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 9, at the Salinas Sports Complex, 1034 N. Main St., in Salinas.

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05/18/2024
Researchers from the California Killer Whale Project and Vancouver-based Ocean Wise will be utilizing an innovative technique to study the local orca population.

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04/24/2024
Several bills making their way through the California Legislature seek to address overcrowded animal shelters and streamline how animals receive care.

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04/20/2024
California has released 500,000 salmon into the Klamath River. As dams are removed, the fish will be some of the first to return to a free-flowing river.

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04/14/2024
Obstacles are mounting for officials who are attempting to rescue a young gray whale that was discovered entangled in a gillnet off Laguna Beach was recently sighted off the coast of Thornton State Beach in Daly City .

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04/10/2024
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Last year SNIP Bus spayed and neutered more than 5,426 animals in Monterey County, and now SNIP Bus is launching a public wellness program in South Monterey County that will offer additional low-cost services for pets beginning this week.

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04/10/2024
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A bat found on April 2 near Toro Creek Road, in the Toro Park area of unincorporated Monterey County, has tested positive for the rabies virus.

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04/03/2024
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In order to become an Eagle Scout, one of the last things a scout must do is a community service project, and what exactly that may be is largely up to the scout himself.

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04/03/2024
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After 90 years of operation, Los Coches Animal Hospital in Soledad closed effective Monday, April 1. Services for its customers and pet patients are continuing at its sister location, Romie Lane Pet Hospital, in Salinas.

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03/30/2024
Captains of fishing boats on the California coast are bracing for salmon fishing to be severely restricted — or possibly canceled for a second year.
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