In re: Island Packers trips today January 20. Captain Joel and Naturalists
Paige and Holly. A cold but clear day with calm seas. Most people seemed to be
locals, enjoying MLK day, with a few midwesterners. In the morning we saw:
6 Pacific Gray Whales
Thousands of Common dolphins
In the afternoon we saw:
Probably the same Common dolphins
3 Pacific Gray Whales- we followed two of them traveling East on the north
side of Anacapa for quite a bit.
4 bottle nosed dolphins - some great acrobatics.
CINP/CINMS Volunteer Naturalists Fran and Larry G.
On Jan 20, 2020, at 11:54 AM, Jami LoVullo <legalredfox@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes, the big question. Why aren't the Sea otters rebounding further South?
Animal Protection Agency
On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 7:41 AM Paul Petrich <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi All, related facts:
According to our CINP kelp monitoring expert David Kushner, one big reason
for the total decimation of kelp forest in recent years in Northern
California was because of no more Sea Stars to consume purple Sea Urchins
which are creating the urchin barrens up there. Interestingly, Central
California kelp forests are doing better because 2,000 Sea Otters there do
that job. No Sea Otters north of San Fran yet. Paul
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On Jan 18, 2020, at 5:23 PM, Fran Arner-Costello <exedcon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
SUper good news about the sea stars. I have been soo worried.
Fran Arner-Costello, MA, CEO
Exceptional Educational Consultants
On Jan 18, 2020, at 4:49 PM, Renee Robinson (Redacted sender
"reneerobinson125" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply-outsider@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
That’s good new Bart. My husband John had been spotting them on Channel
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On Jan 18, 2020, at 2:04 PM, Bart Francis <bart@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Some of you may already be aware, and of course this doesn’t match the
excitement of recent orca and fin whale sitings, but for the first time
in probably 10 years, I saw at low tide today 4 sea stars on a group of
rocks between Hendry’s Beach and Hope Ranch Beach a few miles west of
Santa Barbara harbor. While they had continued to hang on around
Monterey, they had been totally wiped out by disease south of Point
Good news, unless you are a mussel.