Red-legged frogs leap to healthy numbers in Yosemite

California red-legged frogs are successfully returning to Yosemite National Park after an extensive rehabilitation effort. The work is a result of combined talent, and resources of the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy, the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and NatureBridge. The California red-legged frog was a staple resident of Yosemite until about 50 years ago, when their numbers finally dwindled. Today, the collaborative rehabilitation plan is seeing new frog eggs appear in the wild even sooner than was expected. As reported by the National Park Service: “A new generation of [...]

By |2021-10-17T13:06:01-04:00October 8th, 2021|Species|Comments Off on Red-legged frogs leap to healthy numbers in Yosemite

San Nicolas Island fox faces brighter days ahead

“The San Nicolas Island fox, a subspecies of the Channel Island Fox only found on the most remote of California’s eight Channel Islands, is at a low risk of extinction, new research published last week in Ecosphere shows. 

By |2021-09-20T17:03:53-04:00September 21st, 2021|Species|Comments Off on San Nicolas Island fox faces brighter days ahead

In Oregon, sand dollars undertake mysterious “die off”

The sand dollars were alive when they washed in during high tides and became stranded, but they ‘are unable to make it back to the water once the tide recedes,’ aquarium representatives said. ‘This is resulting in them drying up and dying

By |2021-09-01T14:00:16-04:00August 31st, 2021|Species|Comments Off on In Oregon, sand dollars undertake mysterious “die off”
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