Category Archives: Fish

Don’t blame the smelt: The salmon too reflects the dire state of the California Delta

Farmers say concern about one tiny fish costs them water. But there’s salmon too. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2016 By Robin Abcarian, Contact Reporter The delta smelt is: 1) A nearly extinct species that … Continue reading

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Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

A small army aims to eliminate crayfish from the Santa Monica Mountains’ streams and rivers in 3 years Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2015 As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, … Continue reading

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US to abandon no-otter zone after 25 years

The bill, backed by House Republicans, would retain the zone south of Point Conception until wildlife officials develop a plan ensuring that the threatened marine mammals and endangered abalone recover and that the commercial shellfish harvest stays at current levels. … Continue reading

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California’s marine reserve network now complete

In the works since 1999, California’s reserve, meant to protect marine life, is the largest network of undersea parks in the continental United States. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 19, 2012 Surviving budget cuts, mobs of … Continue reading

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Bill would keep controversial ‘no-otter zone’ in place

The bill, backed by House Republicans, would retain the zone south of Point Conception until wildlife officials develop a plan ensuring that the threatened marine mammals and endangered abalone recover and that the commercial shellfish harvest stays at current levels. … Continue reading

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Removal of 4 Klamath dams would lift salmon count, studies find

The studies will be used by the Interior Department to decide whether to decommission the dams and open upper reaches of the river to chinook that have been blocked from spawning grounds for nearly a century. Source of this article: … Continue reading

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On a divisive dam, a snippy bit of graffiti

An anonymous band of artists paints a huge pair of scissors and a long dotted line on obsolete Matilija Dam near Ojai. The message? Tear the thing down already. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2011 … Continue reading

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Dam removal begins, and soon the fish will flow

The destruction of Washington state’s Elwha Dam gets underway. The removal of the dam and a companion will allow salmon to swim upriver for the first time in a century. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 17, … Continue reading

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Hard-to-kill snails infest Santa Monica Mountain watersheds

Even Formula 409 has proven ineffective at destroying the New Zealand mudsnail, an asexually reproducing invasive species that poses a threat to steelhead restoration efforts and native creatures. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2010 They’re … Continue reading

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Park official says science on Grand Canyon was ignored

Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2009 from the Washington Post Washington — Interior Department officials ignored key scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, … Continue reading

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