Newly-Identified Dwarf Snake Species Named for California Academy of Sciences ResearcherThree snake specimens are the only known members of a new snake genus, called Levitonius, and a new snake species (Levitonius mirus) named for Alan Leviton, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Stanford Study: Bigger Sea Species At Higher Risk For ExtinctionIn the Earth’s oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off. That’s unheard of in the long history of mass extinctions, a new study finds.
Most Humpback Whales Taken Off Endangered Species ListFederal authorities are taking most humpback whales off the endangered species list.
Dead Whale Found Lodged In Alameda DockA dead whale became lodged in a dock in Alameda Wednesday morning, but it was unclear how the whale died.
Study Suggests Humans Are Behind Mass Extinction Of AnimalsA mass extinction - the sixth of its kind in our 4.5-billion-year history - is well underway and humans are to blame.
San Jose Woman Sentenced After State Officials Find Illegal Stuffed Wildlife In Her Apartment42-year-old Dora Zepeda was found to have more than 50 stuffed and mounted animals in her apartment, many of them illegally.
Endangered Species Designation Proposed For BigfootThe Buffalo News reports that Peter Wiemer, who owns the We Wan Chu Cottages, spoke publically before asking the Chatauqua County legislators to become the first governmental body to recognize Bigfoot in such a way.
Only In San Francisco: 'Goldfish Amnesty' Pond Planned After Poisoning Non-Native Fish In Mountain LakeCrews have taken drastic measures alien invaders in Mountain Lake, in San Francisco’s Presidio. But to do that, they have to kill off every living thing in the water.
Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast? In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.
Bottle Shoved Into Burrow Kills Rare Owls On Mountain View Golf CourseA pair of rare burrowing owls was found dead on the Shoreline Golf Links after a bottle was shoved into their burrow.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Killing One Type Of Owl To Save Another In Northern CaliforniaKilling one species to save another sounds like a drastic solution, but that’s exactly what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing in California to protect the Spotted Owl from a predator that happens to be its distant cousin.
Man-Eating Plants Take Over Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of FlowersDon't expect "Audrey II" to greet you at this popular exhibit in Golden Gate Park...
Bald Eagles Making Comeback In Bay AreaBald eagles are making a comeback in Northern California.