January 12, 2022

Can Citizen Scientists Prevent Another Pacific Newt Massacre?

Cars are annihilating the tiny amphibians.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/pacific-newt-massacre.amp

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August 30, 2021

California Biodiversity 2021 Event Calendar

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 4 to September 12. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2021!

https://resources.ca.gov/biodiversityday2021

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March 26, 2021

Local Salamander Study Could Shed Light on Life in Fire Zones.

With California now facing yearly threats of devastating wildfires, a Dominican University researcher is looking to salamanders as a potential indicator of the fires’ impact on wildlife.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/climate-in-crisis/local-salamander-study-could-shed-light-on-life-in-fire-zones/2502820/?amp

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March 02, 2021

Santa Clara County Must Make Alma Bridge Road Safer for Wildlife.

About 5,000 newts are killed every year by cars and bikes on Alma Bridge Road, the park’s only access road. As a herpetologist who has studied human activities’ impacts on amphibians, I find this deeply troubling, in part because it’s entirely avoidable.

https://baynature.org/2021/03/02/santa-clara-county-must-make-alma-bridge-road-safer-for-wildlife/

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Santa Clara County Must Make Alma Bridge Road Safer for Wildlife.

About 5,000 newts are killed every year by cars and bikes on Alma Bridge Road, the park’s only access road. As a herpetologist who has studied human activities’ impacts on amphibians, I find this deeply troubling, in part because it’s entirely avoidable.

https://baynature.org/2021/03/02/santa-clara-county-must-make-alma-bridge-road-safer-for-wildlife/

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February 13, 2021

California’s Elusive Urban Lizards Can’t Hide From Citizen Scientists.

Researchers mined crowdsourced photos to figure out how city life suits the southern alligator lizard.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/california-urban-lizards.amp

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October 30, 2020

A salamander vanishes.

Disappearance of a species forecasts a desert-like future for the Central Coast.

https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2020/10/30/a-salamander-vanishes/

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October 15, 2020

Imperiled desert tortoises join California's 'endangered' list—for now

The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday granted temporary endangered species status to the Mojave desert tortoise when it agreed to consider the dusty, armored herbivore as a candidate for permanent listing.

https://phys.org/news/2020-10-imperiled-tortoises-california-endangered-listfor.amp

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October 09, 2020

Salamander habitat legislation allows Highway 156 interchange to go ahead.

Legislation signed by Gov Newsom allows Highway 156 Castroville Boulevard interchange project to go ahead by addressing threatened salamander habitat near the project site.

https://www.montereyherald.com/2020/10/08/salamander-habitat-legislation-allows-highway-156-interchange-to-go-ahead/amp/

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September 29, 2020

Hold Me, Squeeze Me, Bite My Head.

Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature’s more extreme mating strategies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/science/lizard-sex-jaws.html

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