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Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California island

Scientists assessing long-term efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast have enlisted a four-legged expert to make sure a project to kill off the destructive pests has succeeded.

dateSep 06, 2017 in Ecology
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Restoring ocean health

More than a decade ago, California established marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters around the northern Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. Several years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Sea lion strandings: The view from the rookery

For a few months now, sea lion pups have been stranding on the coast of Southern California. So many have washed up, emaciated and exhausted, that marine mammal care centers can scarcely hold them all. But while most people ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Ecology
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