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Of the Sea Lion Flash Mobs

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A rescued California sea lion pup looks up from her holding pen at Sea World San Diego

Pup Rescue: Sea Lion Strandings on the Rise in California Sea lions are an institution in California. Tourists delight in their antics at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, hikers are rewarded with views of thousands of them in the wild at the National Park Service’s Channel Islands, and every spring good Samaritans call to report stranded sea lions in need of rescue. But this year, those calls are coming earlier and more rapidly. Only five weeks into 2015, more than 350 sea lions have been rescued. Marine biologists are worried that this year’s rescues could be on pace to match and maybe even exceed those 2013 when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME). More than 1,300 sea lions were rescued between January and May that year — five times the average rate. “During that year, we had rescued 19 California sea lions in January,” Sea World San Diego Senior Veterinarian Hendrick Nollens told NBC News. “This year we already rescued 87 pups in that same month. So this event seems to be much larger.”

Sea lion flash mobs prey on fishermen’s catch (with video)  FEBRUARY 10, 2015 Veteran commercial fisherman Derek Morton describes it as an oceanic “flash mob,” a sudden swarm of California sea lions that descends upon commercial seine boats as they haul in their herring catch in the Strait of Georgia. “That’s what it’s like. They show up fast, they’re there, and when it’s done, they’re gone.” What makes the experience so extraordinary is the fact the sea lions have learned to slip in and out of the seine nets to exploit the herring catch at will. “I think it’s in their genes now,” says Morton, who has fished various stocks on the B.C. coast for four decades. “They just hop over the cork line. They’ve got it down pretty good. Hundreds and hundreds of them.

The Marin County Marine Mammal Center has been receiving about ten additional sea lion pups per day. At that rate, the treatment center will be full in just a few weeks. Don Ford reports. (2/4/15) (CBS 5 Screen Capture)

A rescued California sea lion pup looks up from her holding pen at Sea World San Diego in San Diego, California January 28, 2015. Over 50 malnourished sea lion pups have had to be rescued along the coast in San Diego since the beginning of the year. REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

A rescued California sea lion pup eats a fish during feeding time at Sea World San Diego in San Diego, California January 28, 2015. Over 50 malnourished sea lion pups have had to be rescued along the cost in San Diego since the beginning of the year.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

A rescued California sea lion pup enjoys a fish during feeding time at Sea World San Diego in San Diego, California January 28, 2015. Over 50 malnourished sea lion pups have had to be rescued along the cost in San Diego since the beginning of the year. REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

A rescued California sea lion pup eats a fish during feeding time at Sea World San Diego

A rescued California sea lion pup enjoys a fish during feeding time at Sea World San Diego

    Of the San Diego Night Dragon

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    A lizard rests on a rock at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Visitors to the San Deigo Zoo can now get a look at the rare night lizard. (San Diego News 8 Screen Capture)

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      Of the Southern California High Surf Advisory

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      Surf watchers are splashed at the pier in Malibu, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

      Surfers enjoy the swell of large waves being generated out in the Pacific Ocean by Hurricane Marie, as they ride waves in Solana Beach, California August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

      Surfers in southern California took advantage of unusually large surf in Newport Beach on August 27, where a huge swell from Hurricane Marie was expected to generate waves as big as 25 feet. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory, warning that the swell, which has been described as the largest in a decade, would cause dangerous rip tides and possible flooding. This video captures surfers at the Wedge, in Newport Beach, a known surf spot which was expected to see the biggest swells. Credit: YouTube/OnychaHazel

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        Of the Throw Back Thursday San Diego Jaguars

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        SS: jaguars are by far the strongest and most intelligent of all the predator cats. they might be smaller but they are leaner and all muscle. i saw these three jaguars at the san diego zoo about two summers ago .. the two cubs are full grown now. san diego was lucky to get a female in their first batch of cubs because the wildlife zoo in phoenix had to go four tries before they got a female cub.. nindiri is a beautiful moms.

        Distribution and habitat It has been an American cat since crossing the Bering Land Bridge during the Pleistocene epoch; the immediate ancestor of modern animals is Panthera onca augusta, which was larger than the contemporary cat. Its present range extends from Mexico, through Central America and into South America, including much of Amazonian Brazil. The countries included in this range are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica (particularly on the Osa Peninsula), Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, the United States and Venezuela. The jaguar is now extinct in El Salvador and Uruguay.

        The inclusion of the United States in the list is based on occasional sightings in the southwest, particularly in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. In the early 20th century, the jaguar’s range extended as far north as the Grand Canyon, and as far west as Southern California.

        Jaguar cub Maderas attacking mom, Nindiri, summer 2012. By Darrell Ybarrondo

        Maderas the jaguar cub, June 2011. (San Diego Zoo)

        Throwback Thursday – Tikal the male Jaguar cub at one month old, May 2011. (San Diego Zoo)

        Hello kitty by Ion Moe Nindiri, a female jaguar, has a sharp mind—and sharp teeth.

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          Of the Ocean Beach Pier High Surf Drought Waves

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          A surfer rides unusally high surf under the Ocean Beach Pier Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in San Diego. For the first time in months the weather forecast in Southern California predicts rain and a winter storm. (AP Photo)

          A surfer rides unusually high surf under the Ocean Beach Pier Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in San Diego. For the first time in months the weather forecast in Southern California predicts rain and a winter storm. (AP Photo)

          Big-wave surfers competing in the Mavericks Invitational can thank Mother Nature for producing 40-foot-high breakers — and the forecaster who predicted the perfect surf was on its way to Half Moon Bay. The huge waves are part of the same weather pattern responsible for California’s severe drought. John Blackstone reports. (CBS News Screengrab)

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            Of the California ‘White Sun’ Drought

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            For California, 2013 was a record setting year because we barely saw any rainfall. According to a UC Berkeley professor, it may go into the record books as the driest year in 500 years. Ann Notarangelo reports. (CBS News 5 Screen Grab)

            The receding water line of Lake Hodges is seen in San Diego County January 17, 2014. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency on Friday, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state history for many areas. Fed by the San Dieguito River, Lake Hodges is a fresh water reservoir for San Diego County. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS DISASTER)

            FILE – In this April 2, 2013 file photo, Davis Nixon, left, and Jose Ponce, walk on the dry shores of Minnequa Lake in Pueblo, Colo. Federal officials have designated portions of 11 drought-ridden western and central states as primary natural disaster areas, highlighting the financial strain the lack of rain is likely to bring to farmers in those regions. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Jan. 16, 2014, included counties in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, Texas, Utah, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma and California.(AP Photo/Pueblo Chieftain, John Jaques, file)

            FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, a visitor to Folsom Lake, Calif., walks his dog down a boat ramp that is now several hundred yards away from the waters’ edge. Gov. Jerry Brown formally proclaimed California in a drought Friday Jan. 17, 2014, saying the state is in the midst of perhaps its worst dry spell in a century and the conditions are putting residents and their property in “extreme peril.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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              Of the Southern California Suncruiser Fireball

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              SS: an astral nuke bomb has hit southern california .. that suncruiser was coming in closer for a reason and then headed back to the sun after delivering it’s astral nuke bomb .. this all happened as saturn made passage above the sun .. the suncruiser appears to be about the size of a large moon or small planet. maybe about the size of mercury . it took about 24hrs for the astral nuke to manifest after seeing the suncruiser at its closest point to the earth. and it took only four hours for the suncruiser to return to the sun from that closest point to the earth.

              SS: this is not the first sighting of the suncruiser.. the first time i seen the suncruiser was in 1999 S1 Linear .. i have seen it many times ever since .. the suncruiser enters and leaves through the solar stargate.. i think it is a guardian of the stargate . if we look at the mayan hunab ku we do see a centaur guarding the gate that shoots arrows. another centaur guardian that uses a spear. this might indicate that there are at least two of them . that is their reflections in the ecliptic mirror . something destroyed the martians and i think these suncruisers have something to do with it . the suncruiser does not appear to be one scared when delivering it’s salutations astral nuke. we need to try remember that the earth is closer to the sun than is mars and that the andromedans had an entire spaceship fleet.

              BREAKING: Large Meteor Reported Over Southern California Skies  Published on Nov 7, 2013 A large meteor was reported to Southern California Weather Authority.com on Wednesday evening by a few people. After the Facebook post, a number came in to continue talking about it. This bright mysterious flash likely was a meteor. Reports are still coming in.

              Southern California sky, and Twitter, light up with reported fireball, most likely meteor November 7, LOS ANGELES — A fireball that lit up the night sky and social media was likely a meteor streaking across the sky, forecasters said. Southern Californians from Santa Barbara to San Diego reported seeing bright lights Wednesday night.

              Video: Fireball engulfs mechanic draining fuel as scrap metal firm is prosecuted 31 Oct 2013 Mr Roberts, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, sustained severe burns to his hands, legs and nose in the fire, and he has not been able to return to work since the incident. He said: “I still remember the noise of the petrol fumes igniting and a wave of blue flames engulfing the pit. The pain was instant and intense.

              The court was told Douglas Valley Breakers should never have allowed fuel to be drained into inspection pits, where vapours could accumulate, and it should have made sure there were no ignition sources nearby, such as electrical equipment.

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              4a. djed medu in nut nekhebet uret merii pu teti za
              Whenever breathed is the Word sah bound-for the Gigantic, Opened-up, Blue-Void (mother), so that such a beloved one will Teti be, a son,

              4b. redi en en ef akheti sekhem ef im esen heru akheti is
              Telekinesis will happen because the double-Horizon-point has been set-in-place for him (6 inches before the brow), so that he will have power in it, like Second-Sight of the double-Horizon-point,

              4c. netjeru nebu djed esen bu mao pu merii etj pu teti mem mesu etj
              so that all the Pyramid Builders, they will say, “Such is Reality, so that such will be your most beloved, Teti, among your children,

              4d. setep zau her ef djet
              so that one (the Blue-Void mother) will choose to guard in-charge-of him eternally.”

              The Pyramid Texts from the Pyramids of the Desert Plataeu of Saqqara

              Dozens of Orange County residents called 911 when they saw a green light streak across the sky Wednesday night. KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports. (CBS Los Angeles Videos)

              A streak of light flashed across the sky and left thousands of people wondering what it was. (KSWB – San Diego Screen Grab)

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                Of the ‘Wavehouse’ San Diego Surf Park

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                Professional surfer Gabriel Medina, of Brazil, behind, rides the machine-made wave at Wavehouse San Diego, as Sammantha Aker, right, of Huntington Beach, Calif., waits for her turn Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in San Diego. Surf parks – massive pools with repeating, artificial waves – are the latest buzzword in the surf community, as everyone from top athletes to retailers look for ways to expand the sport, boost surf-related sales and create a standardized way to train that could ultimately help surfing earn an Olympic pedigree. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

                A surfer rides the machine-made wave at Wavehouse San Diego Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in San Diego. Surf parks – massive pools with repeating, artificial waves – are the latest buzzword in the surf community. Momentum around surf parks has been growing since the 1960s and but fewer than a dozen serious parks currently exist in locations from Florida to Malaysia _ and cost and wave technology have always been stumbling blocks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

                Sammantha Aker, of Huntington Beach, Calif., rides the machine-made wave at Wavehouse San Diego, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in San Diego. Surf parks – massive pools with repeating, artificial waves – are the latest buzzword in the surf community, as everyone from top athletes to retailers look for ways to expand the sport, boost surf-related sales and create a standardized way to train that could ultimately help surfing earn an Olympic pedigree. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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                  Of the San Diego 10ft High Surf Waves

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                  Waves are expected to reach as high as 10-feet in Oceanside and other parts of North County. (KSWB San Diego)

                  Even with the high surf advisory, San Diego surfers are still heading out and they say conditions have actually gotten better since this morning. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory until Saturday.  (KSWB San Diego)

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                    Of the Southern California Sea Lion Pups

                    This undated image provided by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center shows rescued sea lion pups in Laguna Beach, Calif. Scientists say nearly half of all the sea lion pups born in island rookeries off Southern California this season have died and hundreds of starving pups are washing up on beaches between San Diego and Santa Barbara. Southern California rescues have become so overwhelmed, they have had to start sending starving pups to Northern California. And biologists say it is so bad on the beaches that rescuers have had to leave the worst of the pups behind while saving the strongest ones. (AP Photo/Pacific Marine Mammal Center)

                    Rescued California sea lion pups are seen at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The center has been overwhelmed by the number of severely malnourished and dehydrated pups coming to shore along the Orange County coastline. A federal agency has declared that more sick and dying sea lion pups have stranded themselves on southern California beaches so far in 2013 than in the previous five years combined, but scientists are still unsure what is afflicting the animals. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                    A rescued California sea lion is seen at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, California in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The center has been overwhelmed by the number of severely malnourished and dehydrated pups coming to shore along the Orange County coastline. A federal agency has declared that more sick and dying sea lion pups have stranded themselves on southern California beaches so far in 2013 than in the previous five years combined, but scientists are still unsure what is afflicting the animals. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                    Raw video: SeaWorld San Diego to rehabilitate ailing animal (Fox News Video)

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