Farallon Islands

No endangered species status for ashy storm petrel

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal biologists have turned down Endangered Species Act protection for the ashy storm-petrel, a sea bird that breeds on islands off the California coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]


This screen grab provided by Point Blue Conservation Science shows their new whale watching app on an iPad. Marine scientists are launching a new GPS mobile device application that will help fishermen, commercial boat pilots and others coming in and out of San Francisco Bay plot the locations of whales they spot. The app will be available to cargo vessels and tankers to help locate where whales are feeding and migrating in an effort to reduce fatal ship strikes. (AP Photo/Point Blue)

‘Whale Spotting’ app seeks to reduce ship strikes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that […]



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