The largest fish die-off in the Malibu Lagoon has caused California State Park Officials and scientists to question the cause of death to over 6,000 striped mullets.
Photos Courtesy of Dana Wharf and Shannon Hansen With more than 40 percent of the U.S. population living in coastal areas, the state of the earth’s oceans has become an ever-increasing concern. In recent decades, population, global temperatures and sea levels have resulted in changing migration patterns, species endangerment, environmental pollution and introductions of invasive […]
Photos courtesy of Michael Murrie and Jim Sherpa While coyotes and mountain lions rule the mountain ranges along California’s coast, there’s no animal that rules California’s sandy beaches like the grunion. “They are pretty wonderful little creatures that sparkle in the moonlight and bring us a lot of happiness,” said Karen Martin, a professor of […]
Art by Cassandra Stephenson and Photos Courtesy of Dana Wharf Javier Monzon, a mammalogist and Assistant Professor of Biology at Pepperdine, stood waiting with his class for nearly two hours at Point Dume in hopes of catching a glimpse of a Pacific gray whale. In the two years since he started teaching at Pepperdine, Monzon […]
Beach-goers find dozens of stranded sea lion pups for the fourth year in a row