Sea Lions: A group comprised of several species of aquatic carnivores in different genera, in the family Otariidae. In comparison to FUR SEALS, they have shorter, less dense hair.Los AngelesSan FranciscoPeromyscus: A genus of the subfamily SIGMODONTINAE consisting of 49 species. Two of these are widely used in medical research. They are P. leucopus, or the white-footed mouse, and P. maniculatus, or the deer mouse.Encephalitis, California: A viral infection of the brain caused by serotypes of California encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA) transmitted to humans by the mosquito AEDES triseriatus. The majority of cases are caused by the LA CROSSE VIRUS. This condition is endemic to the midwestern United States and primarily affects children between 5-10 years of age. Clinical manifestations include FEVER; VOMITING; HEADACHE; and abdominal pain followed by SEIZURES, altered mentation, and focal neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13)Asian Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.MexicoEncephalitis, Arbovirus: Infections of the brain caused by arthropod-borne viruses (i.e., arboviruses) primarily from the families TOGAVIRIDAE; FLAVIVIRIDAE; BUNYAVIRIDAE; REOVIRIDAE; and RHABDOVIRIDAE. Life cycles of these viruses are characterized by ZOONOSES, with birds and lower mammals serving as intermediate hosts. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) or TICKS. Clinical manifestations include fever, headache, alterations of mentation, focal neurologic deficits, and COMA. (From Clin Microbiol Rev 1994 Jan;7(1):89-116; Walton, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 10th ed, p321)United StatesGeography: The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)Hospitals, County: Hospitals controlled by the county government.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Eschscholzia: A plant genus of the family PAPAVERACEAE that contains benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids.Pacific OceanEthnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.NevadaRisk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Pesticides: Chemicals used to destroy pests of any sort. The concept includes fungicides (FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL); INSECTICIDES; RODENTICIDES; etc.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Uncompensated Care: Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Sciuridae: A family of the order Rodentia which contains 49 genera. Some of the more common genera are MARMOTA, which includes the marmot and woodchuck; Sciurus, the gray squirrel, S. carolinensis, and the fox squirrel, S. niger; Tamias, the eastern and western chipmunk; and Tamiasciurus, the red squirrel. The flying squirrels, except the scaly-tailed Anomaluridae, also belong to this family.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Coccidioidomycosis: Infection with a fungus of the genus COCCIDIOIDES, endemic to the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. It is sometimes called valley fever but should not be confused with RIFT VALLEY FEVER. Infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, a form of FUNGAL SPORES. A primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection. A secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. It can be detected by use of COCCIDIOIDIN.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Emigration and Immigration: The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.Agriculture: The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.Continental Population Groups: Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.Independent Practice Associations: A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Quercus: A plant genus of the family FAGACEAE that is a source of TANNINS. Do not confuse with Holly (ILEX).Legislation, Medical: Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Bunyaviridae: A family of viruses, mainly arboviruses, consisting of a single strand of RNA. Virions are enveloped particles 90-120 nm diameter. The complete family contains over 300 members arranged in five genera: ORTHOBUNYAVIRUS; HANTAVIRUS; NAIROVIRUS; PHLEBOVIRUS; and TOSPOVIRUS.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Disease Outbreaks: Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Bird Diseases: Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.Persea: A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree, Persea americana Mill., is known for the Avocado fruit, the food of commerce.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Hawaii: A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Culex: A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) commonly found in tropical regions. Species of this genus are vectors for ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS as well as many other diseases of man and domestic and wild animals.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Pinnipedia: The suborder of aquatic CARNIVORA comprising the WALRUSES; FUR SEALS; SEA LIONS; and EARLESS SEALS. They have fusiform bodies with very short tails and are found on all sea coasts. The offspring are born on land.Commerce: The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)Social Control Policies: Decisions for determining and guiding present and future objectives from among alternatives.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Seawater: The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Christianity: The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)Umbellularia: A plant genus in the LAURACEAE family. The tree, Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt., is known for aromatic leaves used in SPICES having a similar flavor to LAURUS.Air Pollutants: Any substance in the air which could, if present in high enough concentration, harm humans, animals, vegetation or material. Substances include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; and volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Law Enforcement: Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.Nitric Acid: Nitric acid (HNO3). A colorless liquid that is used in the manufacture of inorganic and organic nitrates and nitro compounds for fertilizers, dye intermediates, explosives, and many different organic chemicals. Continued exposure to vapor may cause chronic bronchitis; chemical pneumonitis may occur. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Capitation Fee: A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Introduced Species: Non-native organisms brought into a region, habitat, or ECOSYSTEM by human activity.Population Dynamics: The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.Mexican Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican descent.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Acculturation: Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilate various cultural patterns from another.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Bays: An area of water mostly surrounded by land, usually smaller than a gulf, and affording access to the sea.Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine: A form of arboviral encephalitis (which primarily affects horses) endemic to western and central regions of NORTH AMERICA. The causative organism (ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, WESTERN EQUINE) may be transferred to humans via the bite of mosquitoes (CULEX tarsalis and others). Clinical manifestations include headache and influenza-like symptoms followed by alterations in mentation, SEIZURES, and COMA. DEATH occurs in a minority of cases. Survivors may recover fully or be left with residual neurologic dysfunction, including PARKINSONISM, POSTENCEPHALITIC. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp8-9)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.PhilippinesInsurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Trees: Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.Economics, Hospital: Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Mytilus: A genus of marine mussels in the family MYTILIDAE, class BIVALVIA. The species MYTILUS EDULIS is the highly edible common mussel.TexasHealth Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Sequoia: A plant genus of the family TAXODIACEAE known for including some of the tallest trees.Epidemiological Monitoring: Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data about the frequency, distribution, and consequences of disease or health conditions, for use in the planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs.Faculty: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.Conservation of Natural Resources: The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.Pacific States: The geographic designation for states bordering on or located in the Pacific Ocean. The states so designated are Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. (U.S. Geologic Survey telephone communication)Medical Indigency: The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.Taxes: Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc.Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)ArizonaInsurance, Hospitalization: Health insurance providing benefits to cover or partly cover hospital expenses.Encephalomyelitis, Equine: A group of ALPHAVIRUS INFECTIONS which affect horses and man, transmitted via the bites of mosquitoes. Disorders in this category are endemic to regions of South America and North America. In humans, clinical manifestations vary with the type of infection, and range from a mild influenza-like syndrome to a fulminant encephalitis. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp8-10)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.Arthropod Vectors: Arthropods, other than insects and arachnids, which transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.Ozone: The unstable triatomic form of oxygen, O3. It is a powerful oxidant that is produced for various chemical and industrial uses. Its production is also catalyzed in the ATMOSPHERE by ULTRAVIOLET RAY irradiation of oxygen or other ozone precursors such as VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS and NITROGEN OXIDES. About 90% of the ozone in the atmosphere exists in the stratosphere (STRATOSPHERIC OZONE).Beauty CultureInfluenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype: A subtype of INFLUENZA A VIRUS with the surface proteins hemagglutinin 1 and neuraminidase 1. The H1N1 subtype was responsible for the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.Mandatory Programs: Programs in which participation is required.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.FiresFirearms: Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.Encephalitis Virus, Western Equine: A species of ALPHAVIRUS that is the etiologic agent of encephalomyelitis in humans and equines in the United States, southern Canada, and parts of South America.New YorkCase-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Population Density: Number of individuals in a population relative to space.Eligibility Determination: Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.Water Movements: The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.Managed Competition: A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Fisheries: Places for cultivation and harvesting of fish, particularly in sea waters. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Halogenated Diphenyl Ethers: Compounds that contain two halogenated benzene rings linked via an OXYGEN atom. Many polybrominated diphenyl ethers are used as FLAME RETARDANTS.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Emigrants and Immigrants: People who leave their place of residence in one country and settle in a different country.Nymph: The immature stage in the life cycle of those orders of insects characterized by gradual metamorphosis, in which the young resemble the imago in general form of body, including compound eyes and external wings; also the 8-legged stage of mites and ticks that follows the first moult.Tobacco Industry: The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.Rodent Diseases: Diseases of rodents of the order RODENTIA. This term includes diseases of Sciuridae (squirrels), Geomyidae (gophers), Heteromyidae (pouched mice), Castoridae (beavers), Cricetidae (rats and mice), Muridae (Old World rats and mice), Erethizontidae (porcupines), and Caviidae (guinea pigs).Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Communication Barriers: Those factors, such as language or sociocultural relationships, which interfere in the meaningful interpretation and transmission of ideas between individuals or groups.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Death Certificates: Official records of individual deaths including the cause of death certified by a physician, and any other required identifying information.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Culicidae: A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.State Health Planning and Development Agencies: Agencies established under PL93-641 to coordinate, conduct, and implement state health planning activities. Two primary responsibilities are the preparation of an annual State Health Plan and giving assistance to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Medical Assistance: Financing of medical care provided to public assistance recipients.Geologic Sediments: A mass of organic or inorganic solid fragmented material, or the solid fragment itself, that comes from the weathering of rock and is carried by, suspended in, or dropped by air, water, or ice. It refers also to a mass that is accumulated by any other natural agent and that forms in layers on the earth's surface, such as sand, gravel, silt, mud, fill, or loess. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1689)OregonAir Pollution: The presence of contaminants or pollutant substances in the air (AIR POLLUTANTS) that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects. The substances may include GASES; PARTICULATE MATTER; or volatile ORGANIC CHEMICALS.Legislation, Nursing: Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of nursing, proposed for enactment by a legislative body.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Water Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.Coyotes: The species Canis latrans in the family CANIDAE, a smaller relative of WOLVES. It is found in the Western hemisphere from Costa Rica to Alaska.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.VietnamCoccidioides: A mitosporic fungal genus which causes COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Group Practice: Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.Jurisprudence: The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.Schools, Health Occupations: Schools which offer training in the area of health.Geographic Information Systems: Computer systems capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations.Phytophthora: A genus of destructive parasitic OOMYCETES in the family Peronosporaceae, order Peronosporales, affecting numerous fruit, vegetable, and other crops. Differentiation of zoospores usually takes place in the sporangium and no vesicle is formed. It was previously considered a fungus.Cultural Diversity: Coexistence of numerous distinct ethnic, racial, religious, or cultural groups within one social unit, organization, or population. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d college ed., 1982, p955)West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.Economics, Medical: Economic aspects of the field of medicine, the medical profession, and health care. It includes the economic and financial impact of disease in general on the patient, the physician, society, or government.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Horse Diseases: Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.Substance-Related Disorders: Disorders related to substance abuse.Food Chain: The sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of FOOD. Food chains intertwine locally into a food web because most organisms consume more than one type of animal or plant. PLANTS, which convert SOLAR ENERGY to food by PHOTOSYNTHESIS, are the primary food source. In a predator chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be parasitized by smaller organisms. In a saprophytic chain, microorganisms live on dead organic matter.Housing: Living facilities for humans.Cupressus: A plant genus of the family CUPRESSACEAE. Cypress ordinarily refers to this but also forms part of the name of plants in other genera.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Vehicle Emissions: Gases, fumes, vapors, and odors escaping from the cylinders of a gasoline or diesel internal-combustion engine. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Eagles: Large members of the FALCONIFORMES order of birds, family Accipitridae, most especially the genera Aquila, Haliaeetus, Harpia, and Circaetus. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe.Governing Board: The group in which legal authority is vested for the control of health-related institutions and organizations.Schools: Educational institutions.Local Government: Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.Rhamnaceae: The buckthorn plant family, of the order Rhamnales, includes some species with edible fruits and some that are medicinal.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Crime: A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.North AmericaSpecies Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.Biodiversity: The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.Paternal Behavior: The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a father.Sigmodontinae: A subfamily of the family MURIDAE comprised of 69 genera. New World mice and rats are included in this subfamily.Agrochemicals: Chemicals used in agriculture. 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Infections may be limited to an influenza-like illness or present as an ASEPTIC MENINGITIS or ENCEPHALITIS. Clinical manifestations of the encephalitic presentation may include SEIZURES, lethargy, MYOCLONUS, focal neurologic signs, COMA, and DEATH. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p750)Area Health Education Centers: Education centers authorized by the Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act, 1971, for the training of health personnel in areas where health needs are the greatest. May be used for centers other than those established by the United States act.

*  California Special
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*  California - latimes
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*  California Corner - latimes
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*  California's broken budget - latimes
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*  South American sea lion
... range map=Otaria flavescens distribution.png range map width=200px range map caption=South American sea lion range synonyms = 'Otaria byronia' }}. The 'South American sea lion' 'Otaria flavescens', formerly 'Otaria byronia', also called the 'southern sea lion' and the 'Patagonian sea lion', is a sea lion found on the Chile an, Ecuador, Peru vian, Uruguay an, Argentine and Southern Brazilian coasts. The southern sea lion, Otaria byronia or Otaria flavescens?. 250px|thumb|left|Skeleton of a male South American sea lion The South American sea lion is perhaps the archetypal sea lion in appearance. thumb|250px|left|Sea lions at Beagle Channel The South American sea lion is found along the coasts and offshore islands of South America, from Peru south to Chile in the Pacific and then north to southern Brazil in the Atlantic. "Reproductive behavior of southern sea lions". thumb|275px|left|Male with harem thumb|right|250px|thumb|Female sea lion and pup During the breeding season, males that fail to secure ...
*  Descriptions and articles about the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus as classified by WOR
Descriptions and articles about the California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus as classified by WORMS Species Information Marine Species - Encyclopedia of Life. Zalophus californianus mdash; Details. California Sea Lion learn more about names for this taxon. Add to a collection Add a link Add an article. Articles on this page are available in 1 other language: Spanish 22. learn more. Learn more about this article. California sea lions are the best-known eared seals. All seals can hear, but earless seals in the family Phocidae have internal ears. The eared seals sea lions and fur seals, in the family Otariidae have small external ears. Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals. Trusted. Article rating from 1 person. Average rating: 4.0 of 5. comment on or rate this article. Learn more about this article. The breeding season ends in August after which time most males migrate north and the females and juveniles disperse, but stay close to the breeding islands. Trusted. ...
*  Descriptions and articles about the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) - Encyclopedia of L
Descriptions and articles about the California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus - Encyclopedia of Life. Zalophus californianus mdash; Details. California Sea Lion learn more about names for this taxon. Add to a collection Add a link Add an article. Articles on this page are available in 1 other language: Spanish 22. learn more. Learn more about this article. California sea lions are the best-known eared seals. All seals can hear, but earless seals in the family Phocidae have internal ears. The eared seals sea lions and fur seals, in the family Otariidae have small external ears. Source: Smithsonian's North American Mammals. Trusted. Article rating from 1 person. Average rating: 4.0 of 5. comment on or rate this article. Learn more about this article. The breeding season ends in August after which time most males migrate north and the females and juveniles disperse, but stay close to the breeding islands. Trusted. Article rating from 1 person. Average rating: 3.0 of 5. ...
*  ADW: Zalophus californianus: INFORMATION
... Animal Diversity Web University of Michigan Museum of Zoology University of Michigan. Browse Animalia. Zalophus californianus California sea lion Facebook Twitter. Lifespan/Longevity. Conservation Status. California sea lions tend to seasonally migrate long distances Riedman, 1990. Males usually migrate north to British Columbia after the breeding season Mate, 1978. Zalophus californianus exhibit pronounced sexual dimorphism. Zalophus californianus exhibit moderate to extreme polygyny and tend to live in colonies of a few males and many females. California sea lions reach sexual maturity between four and five years Riedman, 1990. seasonal breeding. fertilization. Breeding season mating in July, births in mid-May to mid-June. Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 4-5 years. Average age at sexual or reproductive maturity male 4-5 years. Zalophus californianus provide more lengthy maternal care for female offspring then for male offspring, ...
*  New Zealand sea lion
... range map = New Zealand Sea Lion area.png range map caption = New Zealand sea lion range }} The 'New Zealand sea lion' 'Phocarctos hookeri', also known as 'Hooker's sea lion', and 'whakahao' in Māori, is a species of sea lion that primarily breeds on New Zealand's subantarctic Auckland and Campbell islands and to some extent around the coast of New Zealand 's South and Stewart islands. The New Zealand sea lion numbers around 10,000 and is perhaps the world's rarest sea lion species. The main breeding populations are at the Auckland and Campbell Islands in the NZ Subantarctic, where approximately 99% of the species' annual pup production occurs. 7 Studies indicate a strong location effect on diet, with almost no overlap in prey species comparing sea lions at Otago Peninsula and Campbell Island, at the north and south extents of the species' breeding range. The species' status is largely driven by the main breeding population at the Auckland Islands, which declined by ~50% between 2000 and 2015. In the ...
*  Australian sea lion from Wikipedia - Encyclopedia of Life
... Older version of Australian sea lion. Australian sea lion. The Australian sea lion. Neophoca cinerea also known as the Australian sea-lion or Australian sealion , is a species of sea lion that breeds only on the south and west coasts of Australia. Phylogeny The Australian sea lion is a pinniped most closely related to other species of sea lion and fur seal in the family Otariidae. Breeding behaviour The breeding cycle of the Australian sea lion is unusual within the pinniped family. The duration of the breeding season can range from 5 to 7 months and has been recorded for up to 9 months at Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island. Sea lions on Kangaroo Island beach. Australian sea lion. Neophoca cinerea. Listed as Endangered EN A2bd+3d. Nandinia African palm civet N. Black-footed mongoose B. Cape gray mongoose G. Herpestes Short-tailed mongoose H. Indian gray mongoose H. Indian brown mongoose H. Egyptian mongoose H. 2015-01-28 11:26:01 UTC 2014-12-17 11:39:45 UTC 2014-10-22 15:02:04 UTC 2014-10-14 09:33:10 UTC ...
*  California sea lion from Wikipedia - Encyclopedia of Life
... Older version of California sea lion. California sea lion. The California sea lion. Zalophus californianus is a coastal eared seal native to western North America. It is one of five species of sea lion. Its natural habitat ranges from southeast Alaska to central Mexico, including the Gulf of California. Sea lions are sexually dimorphic —males are larger than females, and have a thicker neck and protruding crest. They mainly haul-out on sandy or rocky beaches, but they also frequent manmade environments such as marinas and wharves. Sea lions feed on a number of species of fish and squid, and are preyed on by killer whales and white sharks. California sea lions have a polygynous breeding pattern. From May to August, males establish territories and try to attract females to mate with. Females are free to move in between territories, and are not coerced by males. Mothers nurse their pups in between foraging trips. Sea lions communicate with numerous vocalizations, ...
*  California Sea Lion - Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park Service)
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*  Steller sea lion has first captive birth in years - The Denver Post
... Sports Columnists. Hot Topics: Walt Weiss. Homecoming 'Grinding'. Mascot Task Force. Owen Daniel. Home Sales Dip. The Cannabist. News Tips. Print. Email. Font Resize Steller sea lion has first captive birth in years By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press Posted: 06/29/2013 02:12:25 PM MDT Updated: 06/29/2013 02:15:25 PM MDT. ANCHORAGE, Alaska A Steller sea lion pup born at the Alaska SeaLife Center holds an important distinction. It's the first such pup born in captivity on this continent in decades, said the center's president, Tara Riemer Jones. "This is the first time since the 1980s that there's been a Steller sea lion birth in North America, so we're totally thrilled," she said. The pup, which probably won't be named for months, was born at 5:35 a.m. June 20. Her mother is Eden, a 13-year-old Steller sea lion on breeding loan from the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia. The pup's father is the resident male at the Alaska SeaLife Center. "Woody is the proud dad," Jones said, adding that he will turn ...
*  Eumetopias jubatus (Northern Sealion, Northern Sea Lion, Steller Sea Lion, Steller's Sealion, Stelle
Eumetopias jubatus Northern Sealion, Northern Sea Lion, Steller Sea Lion, Steller's Sealion, Steller's Sea Lion. IUCN Red List. Continue to The IUCN Red List. About Introduction Overview of The IUCN Red List Support The IUCN Redlist Publications Summary Statistics External Links Citing The IUCN Red List Contact Details. Eumetopias jubatus Northern Sealion, Northern Sea Lion, Steller Sea Lion, Steller's Sealion, Steller's Sea Lion. In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning Action Recovery plan: Yes In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management Conservation sites identified: Yes, over entire range In-Place Species Management In-Place Education. Intentional use: subsistence/small scale ♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Majority 50-90% ♦ severity: Causing/Could cause fluctuations ⇒ Impact score: Medium Impact: 6 → Stresses 1. Ecosystem stresses - 1.2. Indirect ecosystem effects 2. Species Stresses - 2.1. Species mortality 5. Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale ♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Whole 90% ...
*  Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki Classified by IUCN Red List (Species Assessed for Global Co
Galápagos Sea Lion Zalophus wollebaeki Classified by IUCN Red List Species Assessed for Global Conservation - Encyclopedia of Life. IUCN Red List Species Assessed for Global Conservation Species 2000 ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013 Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS NCBI Taxonomy WORMS Species Information Marine Species. Zalophus wollebaeki mdash; Overview. Galápagos Sea Lion learn more about names for this taxon. Taxon recognized by IUCN Red List Remove classification filter. Overview Detail Data 165 Media 5 Maps Names Community Resources Literature Updates. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. The Galapagos sea lion is essentially a coastal animal and is rarely found more than 16 kilometres out to sea 2. Sea lions and seals are also capable of making extraordinarily deep dives of up to 200 metres for 20 minutes or more, then rapidly surfacing with no ill effects 5. When ashore, the Galapagos sea lions rest on sandy ...
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kmxt fm public radio for kodiak island alaska kodiak the steller sea lion dead at aug kodiak the steller sea lion dead at monday august kodiak a year old steller sea lion at the mystic aquarium in connecticut died on friday photo mystic aquarium this e mail address is being protected from spam bots you need javascript enabled to view it the most popular steller sea lion in connecticut died on friday veterinarians tried to save the pound star of the mystic aquarium but he failed to respond to treatment for liver disease and kidney failure the year old pinniped was named kodiak and came from the vancouver aquarium in when he was five years old it s unclear where he was born kodiak had to be humanely euthanized despite extraordinary efforts by the aquarium s animal care team and marine mammal specialists nationwide kodiak s handlers said he was a tremendous ambassador for his species and was a favorite among aquarium visitors both for his impressive size and his personality his trainers said they were ...
*  Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) - Information on Galápagos Sea Lion - Encyclopedia of Lif
Galápagos Sea Lion Zalophus wollebaeki - Information on Galápagos Sea Lion - Encyclopedia of Life. Zalophus wollebaeki mdash; Overview. Galápagos Sea Lion learn more about names for this taxon. Add to a collection. Overview Detail Data 165 Media 5 Maps Names Community Resources Literature Updates. Media. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Source: Biopix. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Kelly J. Kane. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. Petr Baum. Source: Zalophus wollebaeki Trusted. AquaMaps. Source: AquaMaps. See all media. See all maps. IUCN threat status:. Endangered EN. Brief Summary. Read full entry. Learn more about this article. Biology. The Galapagos sea lion is essentially a coastal animal and is rarely found more than 16 kilometres out to sea 2. Individuals are active during the day and hunt in relatively shallow waters up to about 200 metres deep where they feed on fish, octopus, and crustaceans. Sea lions and seals are also capable of making extraordinarily deep dives of up ...
*  'Unusual mortality event' is declared for the California sea lion - latimes
... 'Unusual mortality event' is declared for the California sea lion. The federal designation comes after sickly sea lion pups have been found stranded on beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego at rates exponentially higher than in years past. By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times. Sea lion Rick Loomis, Los Angeles. For months, the sea lion pups — not even a year old — have been washing up on Southern California beaches at an alarming rate. Officials last week declared an "unusual mortality event" for the California sea lion, a designation that came after the pups have been found stranded on beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego at rates exponentially higher than in years past. In Los Angeles County, nearly 400 pups have been stranded since the beginning of the year. As of March 24, officials said, 214 sea lions were reported stranded in San Diego County, 189 in Orange County, 108 in Santa Barbara County and 42 in Ventura County. Sea World in San Diego has saved 270 sea lions, more than ...
*  NZSL - New Zealand Sea Lion | AcronymFinder
NZSL - New Zealand Sea Lion. AcronymFinder. Printer friendly. Search. New search features Acronym Blog Free tools. Acronymfinder. word in meaning. What does NZSL stand for. NZSL stands for New Zealand Sea Lion. This definition appears rarely and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories: Science, medicine, engineering, etc. See other definitions of NZSL. HTML link: a href= NZSL .html NZSL /a. MLA style: "NZSL." Acronym Finder. 5 Oct. 2015 NZSL .html. Chicago style: Acronym Finder. "NZSL." Retrieved October 5 2015 from NZSL .html. APA style: NZSL. Acronym Finder. Retrieved October 5 2015 from NZSL .html. Abbreviation Database Surfer. New Zealand Society for Horticultural Science. New Zealand Sales Institute Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance. New ...
*  California sea lion
{{Taxobox status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = image = Zalophus Californianus Cincinnati zoo.JPG image width = 240px regnum = Animal ia phylum = Chordata. Outside of their breeding season, sea lions spend much of their time at sea, but they come to shore to molt. Intelligence and trainability Status 2015 Californian shore sea lions pups crisis. Image:Zalophus californianus J. or Pacific Temperate stock, the Western Baja California or Pacific Tropical stock, and the Southern, Central, and Northern Gulf of California stocks. File:Zalophus californianus2.jpg|thumb|left|Sea lions in Santa Cruz, California During the breeding season, sea lions gather on both sandy and rocky shores. thumb|left|Sea lion mother with pup Before mating begins, females gather into "milling" groups of 2–20 individuals. Interbirth intervals are particularly long for this species, being 21 days for sea lions off California and more than 30 days for sea lions in the Gulf ...
*  Sea lion
2 Taxonomy Interactions with humans Effects of climate change and parasites Geographic and physiological variation Gene expressions and diet Breeding and population Breeding methods and habits. Population. Image: Steller sea lion s haul out on a rock off the coast of Raspberry Island Alaska. Together with the fur seal s, they constitute the Otariidae family, collectively known as eared seals. Until recently, sea lions were grouped under a single subfamily called Otariinae, whereas fur seals were grouped in the subfamily Arcocephalinae. Recent genetic evidence, however, strongly suggests 'Callorhinus', the genus of the northern fur seal, is more closely related to some sea lion species than to the other fur seal genus, 'Arctocephalus'. 3 Therefore, the fur seal/sea lion subfamily distinction has been eliminated from many taxonomies. The family Otariidae Order Carnivora contains the 14 extant species of fur seals and sea lions. Traditional classification of the family into the subfamilies Arctocephalinae fur ...
*  Site fidelity of male Galápagos sea lions: a lifetime perspective - Springer
... Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology June 2013, Volume 67, Issue 6, pp 1001-1011 First online: 28 March 2013. Affiliated with Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Bielefeld. Affiliated with Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Bielefeld. Affiliated with Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Bielefeld. Affiliated with Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Bielefeld. We investigated lifetime changes of site fidelity patterns with regard to reproductive success in male Galápagos sea lions Zalophus wollebaeki. Showing a high degree of natal philopatry in the first 2 years of life, non-territorial males pass through a stage of fidelity to their natal colony where they develop preferences for areas outside prime breeding areas. Share Share this content on Facebook Share this content on Twitter Share this content on LinkedIn. CrossRef. CrossRef. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 62:1509–1521. CrossRef. Anim Behav 50:237–247. CrossRef. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 54:601–610. CrossRef. ...
*  californian sea lions: Topics by
2011-03-01 Full Text Available Campylobacter insulaenigrae have been isolated from different pinnipeds but not from South American sea lion Otaria flavescens. Mitochondrial control region haplotypes of the South American sea lion Otaria flavescens Shaw, 1800 Scientific Electronic Library Online English L.O., Artico; A., Bianchini; K.S., Grubel; D.S., Monteiro; S.C., Estima; L.R., de Oliveira; S.L., Bonatto; L.F., Marins. 2013-04-01 The stocks of Southern sea lions Otaria flavescens, SSL and South American fur seals SAFS that breed on coastal islands of Uruguay constitute the most important focal concentration of pinnipeds in South America, with a significant increase in SAFS and a steady decrease of SSL over the past decades. JUVENILE SOCIAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN SEA LION, OTARIA FLAVESCENS SHAW, 1800 IN REHABILITATION IN COAST OF LIMA, PERU Directory of Open Access Journals Sweden Davis Cortegana-Arias 2012-12-01 Full Text Available Group living and social association are activities that can bring ... sea lions.html
*  Diseases of Swine (8th edition)/Chapter 25 - Wikisource, the free online library
Diseases of Swine 8th edition J. Vesicular Diseases. " 411141 Diseases of Swine 8th edition — Vesicular Diseases. They can be caused by infection with the viruses of foot-andmouth disease FMD, vesicular stomatitis VS, vesicular exanthema of swine VES, and swine vesicular disease SVD. San Miguel sea lion viruses SMSVs, isolated from marine mammals, were shown to cause vesicular disease in inoculated swine Smith et al. Foot-and-mouth disease. Swine vesicular disease. Vesicular exanthema of swine. San Miguel sea lion. Vesicular stomatitis. 1 ETIOLOGY 1.1 Foot-and-Mouth Disease 1.2 Swine Vesicular Disease 1.3 Vesicular Exanthema of Swine and San Miguel Sea Lion Viruses 1.4 Vesicular Stomatitis. 2 EPIDEMIOLOGY 2.1 Foot-and-Mouth Disease 2.2 Swine Vesicular Disease 2.3 Vesicular Exanthema of Swine and San Miguel Sea Lion Viruses 2.4 Vesicular Stomatitis. 3 CLINICAL SIGNS 4 PATHOGENESIS 4.1 Foot-and-Mouth Disease 4.2 Swine Vesicular Disease 4.3 Vesicular Exanthema of Swine 4.4 Vesicular Stomatitis. The ...
*  Sea lions really are quite impressive – Tetrapod Zoology
Sea lions really are quite impressive Tetrapod Zoology. Science Blogs Go to. Life Science. Physical Science. Information Science. Tetrapod Zoology Sea lions really are quite impressive Posted by Darren Naish on June 21, 2007. To people that know pinnipeds well, the skull of Otaria is unmistakable and instantly recognizable, but to the other 99.9% of the human population, it is understandable that few realize that sea lions have such awesome and scary-looking skulls. Adult males can reach 2.3 m and over 300 kg; females 1.8 m and c. Two scientific names are in use for the Southern sea lion: Otaria byronia originally Phoca byronia de Blainville, 1820 and Otaria flavescens originally Phoca flavescens Shaw, 1800. byronia. They will also catch and eat South American fur seals Arctocephalus australis, and not just the pups, but adult females too Gentry Johnson 1981, King 1983. But we now know that subadult male Southern sea lions grab, shake and bite the pups of South American fur seals often with fatal results and ...
*  Sea Lion Videos, Sea Lion Pictures, Sea Lion Articles on ...
... Funny Or Die. Sea Lion Videos, Sea Lion Pictures, Sea Lion Articles IT'S A FUCKING SEA LION NOT A SEAL It's a fur seal AT MOST but those are FUCKING SEA LIONS. Sea Lion and a Beach Ball Are Seals/Sea Lions innate to playing with Beach balls. Deep Sea -sea lions brush their teeth Own it on DVD 4/14/2009. Deep Sea Dive in. The Sea Lions might try to jump on your kayak with you. Deep Sea Dive in. Navy Makes Dolphins and Sea lions Eligible For Special Forces Dolphins with freaking laser beams attached to their heads will be patrolling coast lines and hunting down terrorists. The Great White Shark Song A group of raucous sea lions sing a tribute to their old nemesis, the great white shark. The Great White Shark Song is a scene from the half-hour film, The ... UNDER THE SEA. Things to do in Hawaii Oahu Oahu is an island of experience and activity. Zoophilia Prank Calls to Pet Shops 1 of 3: Nice Old Lady Uncooperative Guy - Freakout Freakshow On this prank call Dan acts like a very lonely loser ...
*  Federal Court Rules on Steller Sea Lion Lawsuit | Earthjustice
Federal Court Rules on Steller Sea Lion Lawsuit. Earthjustice. Skip to main content. Donate Blog Features Press En Español. Search form. Search. About. Our Team. Career Opportunities. Our Offices. Your Donation at Work. Our Work. The Wild. Wildlife. Protecting and Restoring Habitat. Protecting At-Risk Species and Ensuring Biodiversity. Wild Lands. Preserving Our Last Wild Places. Reducing Stressors. The Ocean Ecosystem. Promoting Sustainable Fisheries and Healthy Ocean Ecosystems. Building Resilience to Climate Change. Safeguarding Marine Species. The Arctic. Protecting Arctic Wildlife. Reducing Black Carbon Emissions. Stopping Oil and Gas Drilling. Healthy Communities. Clean Air. Defending Impacted Communities. Obtaining and Strengthening National Air Quality Standards. Clean Water. Defending Our Right to Clean Water. Safeguarding the Nation s Waters. Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals. Reforming Our Broken Regulatory System. Targeting the Most Dangerous Chemicals. Advancing Sustainable Agriculture. Climate and ...
*  Sea Lion Pups make waves at Belfast Zoo - ZooBorns
Home Books Facebook Instagram YouTube Subscribe Home Books Facebook Instagram YouTube Subscribe Orphan Walrus Comforted at Alaska SeaLife Center Paignton Zoo Lion Cub Update: Vaccination Day Sea Lion Pups make waves at Belfast Zoo July 28, 2012 Northern Ireland's Belfast Zoological Gardens is celebrating the birth of two California Sea Lion pups.  Solo, the male pup, was born to Stella on June 4 and Twirl, the female pup, was born to Arielle on June 11. Proud dad of both pups is 20-year-old Wesley, who arrived in Belfast in 2007 and has since fathered 11 pups! Mark Challis, zoo manager, said “We are all delighted with the arrival of our Sea Lion pups and they are always a favorite with visitors!  They are highly intelligent and they are definitely one of the noisiest species we care for here at the zoo.” All California Sea Lions in European zoos are managed as part of a cooperative European breeding program and many of the pups born at Belfast have moved to zoological ...
*  Our Changing World, Thursday 7 May 2009 | Radio New Zealand National
Radio New Zealand National. Radio New Zealand. Listen live Audio Streams. National live stream. Concert live stream. International live stream. Listen. Listen. Download the Radio NZ App. Listen to National. Listen to Concert. Listen to International. Concert. Pacific. Collections. Pacific. Concert. Concert Home. Pacific. Pacific Home. How to Listen. Collections. New Zealand Sea Lions in Subantarctic 9:06 PM. Listen. University of Maine earth scientist George Denton is in New Zealand next week for a lecture about the last ice age. New Zealand Sea Lions The Auckland Islands are main breeding ground for New Zealand sea lions. For the last 20 years the sea lion research team has been visiting Enderby above and Dundas islands to survey and study the population, and for the last eight years the team has been led by Louise Chilvers of the Department of Conservation. Following the recent change in the IUCN threat classification for New Zealand sea lions, from vulnerable to vulnerable in decline, their threat ...
*  Half of SoCal sea lion pups have died this winter - Malibu Times: News
... Advanced Search. Malibu Times Home. News. Local News. News. Half of SoCal sea lion pups have died this winter NOAA has declared the death of half of the California sea lions born in rookeries of the Southern California coast this winter "an unusual mortality event." The number of starving sea lions washing up on LA County beaches is up more than 1,000 percent from 2012. Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:00 pm Half of SoCal sea lion pups have died this winter. The Malibu Times. 2 comments Scientists say almost half of the sea lion pups born off the Southern California coast this winter have died, while hundreds of starving pups are washing ashore on beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Southern California Public Radio SCPR reports. It is unclear what the problem is, whether it is an overpopulation of sea lions, a lack of food, disease, or some combination. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration classified the epidemic as an "unusual mortality event," which ...
*  Calendar - Dog Days of Summer - Mystic Aquarium
... Mystic Aquarium About Us. South African Penguin Blog. Sea Lion Blog. Come to our “Dog Days of Summer” event every Monday in August and you will definitely leave with your tail wagging. Forget about the heat by watching Ringo, a police dog with the Ledyard Police Department, and his partner Officer Dan Gagnon, as they show you what it takes to train this adorable K9. Watch as the star dogs from My Dogs Place show off their obedience skills and search and rescue behaviors. Our animals get into the excitement as we show what it takes to train puffer fish and beluga whales. Watch our Stellar sea lions perform their talented behaviors and our trainers join in the fun with a special enrichment swim with our penguins. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s animals with fins or paws, Mystic Aquarium has it all Mondays in August from 10am-3pm, August 5, 12, 19 26. Dog Days Schedule: August 5, 12, 19 26 10:00 K-9 Demonstration with Ledyard Police Officer, Sea School Green Meet Ringo, a Police Dog with ...
*  FAQs on the 2013 California Sea Lion UME Investigation :: NOAA Fisheries
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*  California Sea lion, Michi inspects the new enrichment toy | Taronga
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*  Jump in sea lion deaths last year due to food shortages, scientists believe
... Twitter. Jump in sea lion deaths last year due to food shortages, scientists believe. Increasing numbers of sea lion pups stranded on local beaches has kept the staff and volunteers busy at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro. A rash of dying and dead sea lion pups found on Southern California beaches last year was probably simply a result of their inability to get enough good meals — rather than a mass infection or disease, scientists announced Tuesday after months of collaborative research. Analysis of the “unusual mortality event” that caused more than 1,600 California sea lions to strand along the coast in 2013 found that the marine mammals couldn’t reach enough of at least one of their favorite prey — sardines. Large numbers of starved pups are expected to inundate rescue centers in the next few months, but not to the extent that they did last year, experts say. The investigation into whether California sea lions are facing some other ...
*  Factors that may influence the level of incidental mortality of New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos
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*  .. California Officials Perplexed by Out-of-State Euthanasia of Sea Lions .. Sponsored by .. Post
News Fix California Officials Perplexed by Out-of-State Euthanasia of Sea Lions By Susanne Rust. Share on Facebook Opens in new window. Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window. Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. A third salmon-eating California sea lion was captured and killed yesterday at the Bonneville Dam in Washington. Mike Baird/Flickr Two sea lions were captured and chemically euthanized at the Columbia River dam by Washington state officials last week. And while Oregon, Washington and federal wildlife officials say the killings are necessary to preserve endangered salmon populations, California officials expressed skepticism. Officials estimate that a California sea lion eats about seven salmon a day. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the two California sea lions were captured and then chemically euthanized last week after ignoring repeated hazing techniques, such as fireworks and non-lethal explosives. Craig ...
*  sea lion - Wiktionary
... sea lion. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to: navigation, search. Contents. 1 English. 1.1 Etymology 1.2 Noun. 1.2.1 Derived terms 1.2.2 Translations 1.2.3 See also. 1.3 Anagrams. English. Wikipedia has an article on: sea lion. Wikipedia. Sea lions Otaria flavescens. Etymology. From sea + lion. Noun. sea lion ‎ plural. sea lions. A marine mammal of any of several genera in the family Otariidae. 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 6, A Cuckoo in the Nest :. But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion. Derived terms. Steller sea lion. Translations. member of the Otariidae family. Catalan: lleó marí. m Cherokee: ᎠᎺᏉ ᏢᏓᏥ ‎ amequo tlvdatsi Chinese:. Mandarin: 海獅. zh, 海狮 ‎ hǎishī. Czech: lachtan. cs. m Danish: søløve Dutch: zeeleeuw. nl. m Esperanto: marleono Faroese: sjóljón. n, sjóløva. f Finnish: merileijona. fi. French: otarie. fr. f German: Seelöwe. de. m ...
*  About Sea Lions
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION California sea lions can reach a size of up to 8 feet long and 850 lbs. Females are significantly smaller, reaching 6.5 ft long and up to 210 lbs. Adult males grow a large bump of bone on the top of their heads as they reach sexual maturity. Unlike true seals they are quite adept at movement onshore. RANGE AND HABITAT The California sea lion resides along the Pacific Coast mainly in the waters of central Mexico and California where they breed, but in non-breeding season can be found as far north as Vancouver Island, Canada. MATING AND BREEDING California sea lions breed around May to June. Males and females reach sexual maturity between 4-5 years of age. Establishing a territory is important to a male s success in breeding and mating begins approximately three weeks after the females give birth. Males assemble a number of females and young into a group called a harem and protect them throughout the breeding season. PUPPING The females have gestation period of ...
*  Seal Bay Conservation Park
... {{Infobox Australian place type = protected name = Seal Bay Conservation Park state = sa iucn category = VI image = Sea lion and pup in Seal Bay - Kangaroo Island.jpg imagesize = 270 caption = Seal Bay's Australian sea lion s image alt =. url = }} 'Seal Bay Conservation Park' is on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. 4 History Associated protected areas Seal Bay Aquatic Reserve. Bales Beach Aquatic Reserve. Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park. In 1967, the reserve was re-dedicated as a fauna reserve under the 'Fauna Conservation Act 1964'. These are the Seal Bay Aquatic Reserve, the Bales Beach Aquatic Reserve and the Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park. Seal Bay Aquatic Reserve. The Seal Bay Aquatic Reserve was declared in 1971 for the purpose of ‘the protection of a major breeding colony of the Australian sea lion’. Bales Beach Aquatic Reserve. The Bales Beach Aquatic Reserve was declared after 1971 for the purpose of ‘the protection of a major breeding colony of the ...
*  OSU: Avoid sick sea lions on the coast . News
OSU: Avoid sick sea lions on the coast. News. OPB. Now Playing:. contribute. TV. Radio. News. Arts Life. EARTHFIX. Music. Kids Family. Support. You Make the Difference contribute now. Local. Nation. World. Economy. Environment. Politics. Health. Education. . TV. Radio. News. Local. Nation. World. Economy. Environment. Politics. Health. Education. Arts Life. EARTHFIX. Music. Kids Family. Support. About. Privacy Policy. News. Fish Wildlife. Ecotrope OSU: Avoid sick sea lions on the coast by. Cassandra Profita. Ecotrope. Nov. 5, 2010 4:50 a.m. Updated: Feb. 19, 2013 1:44 p.m. OSU scientsts have seen a spike in the number of diseased sea lions on the Oregon coast over the past week. They advise people to steer clear because the animals could have a disease that can be transmitted to humans. A sea lion disease that can be transmitted to pets and people may be on the rise on the Oregon coast, according to scientists at Oregon State University. A sharp increase in the number of sick and dead California sea ...
*  Gidget, 27-year-old sea lion who charmed millions at Denver Zoo, passes away - 7NEWS Denver TheDenve
... 7NEWS. Mobile & Apps Emails & Alerts Contact Us. Weather. News. Back All Sports Broncos LIVE: Orange Blue Review Orange and Blue Review Replay Avalanche Nuggets Rockies. Video. Back All Video Live Video Recent Videos Right This Minute YouTube Channel Newsy. Photos. Back All Photos Recent Galleries Your Photos Submit Photos. Community. Back All About Contact Us News Team Mobile RSS Feeds Advertise. Back All Marketplace Mile High Living Healthy Living Tips. Weather. Back All Weather Updated Forecast 7-Day Interactive Radar Radar Maps Futurecast School Closings Weather Alerts Weather Science Be Ozone Aware Storm Shield Storm Watch. Traffic. Traffic current alerts 4 More Traffic. Gidget, 27-year-old sea lion who charmed millions at Denver Zoo, passes away Gidget starred in sea lion show. Alan Gathright 3:05 PM, Nov 1, 2012 3:05 PM, Nov 1, 2012. denver. denver zoo. gidget. DENVER - Gidget, a 27-year-old California sea lion who charmed millions of guests at the Denver Zoo's sea lion ...
*  Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives › News in Science (ABC Science)
Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives News in Science ABC Science. News. Science. Environment. Being Human. Environment Nature. News in Science. Latest News in Science. News Analysis. StarStuff. News Archive. Science Features. Nature Features. Indepth Features Archive. Dr Karl. Great Moments in Science. Dr Karl on triplej. Karl Who. Quizzes Games. Science Quizzes. Science Games. The Surfing Scientist. Teaching Science. News in Science. Being Human Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives Wednesday, 19 September 2012 AFP The sea lion reached a depth of some 300 metres before beginning its ascent Source: John Norton/Flickr. Avoiding the bends Scientists have shed light on a marine mystery: how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the bends, according to a new study. At a depth of around 225 metres, there was a dramatic plunge in the sea lion's oxygen pressure, signalling that it had collapsed its lung to shut off additional air and thus nitrogen to its bloodstream. The sea lion ...
*  Recherche Archipelago
thumb|Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago 2011 'Recherche Archipelago' is a group of 105 islands, and over 1200 "obstacles to shipping", off the south coast of Western Australia. 2005 'Vertebrate fauna of the Eastern Group, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia' Western Australian naturalist, Vol.24, no.4 30 April 2005, p.232-246 Some surveys of the archipelago go further than the eastern and western distinction and consider groupings around named islands. align=right. A haul-out site for the Australian sea lion. align=right. Also a haul-out site for the Australian sea lion. Supports a population of 2000-3000 pairs of the white-faced storm-petrel. A breeding site for the Australian sea lion and the New Zealand fur seal. Supports 500-100 pairs flesh-footed shearwater and 5000-8000 pairs white-faced storm-petrel. Also known locally as Wedge Island, a breeding site for the Australian sea lion. The island supports a population of the tammar wallaby and the Rattus fuscipes. Recherche rock-wallabies, ...
*  Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, Rehabilitation « CBS San Francisco
Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, Rehabilitation CBS San Francisco. San Francisco CBS Local Sports. CBS Sports Radio. Tailgate Fan. Atlanta. Connecticut. Los Angeles. KPIX 5. CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video photos, and video to the KPIX 5. CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM 106.9FM on LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area’s only all news station, serving. Home News Traffic Weather Sports Health Eye on the Bay Events Video Audio Directory Travel Deals Circulars Autos Latest News. Local. Environment. Health. Local. Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, Rehabilitation December 26, 2012 8:04 AM. View Comments. Keekee the Sea Lion was released near Marin. CBS. Related Tags: Animals, Cannery Row, Environment, Marin County, Marine Mammal, ...
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post navigation previous next new zealand seals problems posted on january by petrel this video is about new zealand sea lions from the new zealand herald auckland islands sea lions birth rate down by pc am wednesday jan the number of sea lion pups born this season on the auckland islands has dropped by per cent say department of conservation researchers more than per cent of all new zealand sea lion breeding occurs on the islands and doc is concerned about the vulnerability of breeding colonies marine conservation manager simon banks said a team of researchers was on the island trying to find reasons for the decline indications at this stage are that this is not a repeat of the bacterial epidemics that led to a decrease in the number of pups born in the past mr banks said our researchers have however observed that there are a lot fewer females coming ashore to breed this year the sea lions now estimated to number only about were once found widely around the mainland coastline but the breeding population has ...
*  Threat to sea lions ignored |
Threat to sea lions ignored. Stuff Home. Dominion Post. News. Wellington. Threat to sea lions ignored. FairfaxNZ. Primary Industries Minister David Carter has decreed a 140 per cent increase in squid fishing effort next year as official papers reveal he ignored explicit evidence that extra fishing may devastate populations of the world's rarest sea lion. Carter ignored an alarm raised by the Conservation Department DOC and instead fishing crews can more than double the squid trawling tows they do in waters where the New Zealand sea lion hunts for food. One of the DOC submissions, from marine conservation acting manager Ian Angus, did not share the ministry's confidence "that the direct effect of fishing-related mortality on the NZ sea lion is minimal". Robertson said the paperwork showed the ministry ignored the science completely. The ministry received numerous international scientific and environmental submissions against the increased squid effort but Deepwater Group, the Seafood Industry ...
*  Hundreds of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Along California Coast Perplex Researchers, Depress World
... Follow. Follow Gawker. Following Gawker. Related blogs. Gawker Review of Books. Fortress America. Sausage. Blogs you may like. Gawker. Gizmodo. Kotaku. Hundreds of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Along California Coast Perplex Researchers, Depress World. Maggie Lange Filed to: sea lions. tragic. Ocean. 4/02/13 5:28pm. Share to Kinja. Maybe you thought this was a happy day for sea lions, but sadly, for sea lions not exposed to pop music of the '70s and '90s, it has been a tragic 2013. Federal wildlife officials declared an unusual mortality event as hundreds of stranded and underweight sea lion pups have been washing up on the shores of Southern California. County, almost 400 baby sea lions have washed up onto shores since January 2013. As of about a month ago, there have been 214 stranded sea lions in San Diego County, 189 in Orange Country, and 108 in Santa Barbara County. With record numbers of small sickly pups, marine mammal centers have been packed as they try to save the animals from problems ...
*  .. Zalophus japonicus .. Taxonomy [top] .. Assessment Information
Zalophus japonicus Scope: Global. Download assessment. Summary. Classification Schemes. Images External Links. Bibliography. Full Account. Taxonomy Assessment Information Geographic Range Population Habitat and Ecology Use and Trade Threats Conservation Actions Classifications Bibliography. Taxonomy. Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family. Animalia Chordata Mammalia Carnivora Otariidae. Scientific Name: Zalophus japonicus. Species Authority: Peters, 1866. Common Name s :. English. Japanese Sea Lion. Synonym s : Zalophus californianus subspecies japonicus Peters, 1866. Taxonomic Notes: The Japanese Sea Lion has sometimes been considered a subspecies of Zalophus californianus, Z. c japonicus. Rice 1998 argued for the retention of Z. californianus, Z. japonicus, and Z. wollebaeki as distinct species without providing new evidence. From studies of skull morphology Brunner 2003 argued for species status for these three taxa. In ...
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*  Fishing limits won't save endangered sea lions: conservationists - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting
Fishing limits won t save endangered sea lions: conservationists - ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC Home. ABC Home. News. ABC News. Australia. Analysis Opinion. Business. Sport. Fact Check. Live Streams. Video. Photos. Upload. Entertainment. Subscribe. Rural. WWI Centenary. Change to standard view. News Home. Fishing limits won t save endangered sea lions: conservationists. Updated Tue 15 Jun 2010, 9:31 AM AEST. Photo Shark fishing boundaries fight - file photo. Fisheries Officer Peter Henwood: Fisheries. The Wilderness Society wants the Australian Fisheries Management Authority to impose tougher restrictions on the shark fishing industry in South Australia. It says proposed new boundaries would fail to protect the endangered australian sea lion, which has about 80 per cent of its population in SA waters. Scientific work commissioned by the Federal Government found close to 400 sea lions were trapped and drowned in shark gillnets each breeding season. It suggested most of the fishery should ...
*  Hobie the sea lion released after rehab - Coastline Pilot
... Subscribe Special Sections Jobs Cars Legals Rentals Real Estate More Classifieds. Home Archive Search Contact Us News Alerts Find a Print Copy Advertise Subscribe News Business & Real Estate Education Politics Public Safety Orange County For The Record Sports Life + Arts Art Festivals Photos. Special Sections. Real Estate. Advanced Search X include all of these words:. Laguna Beach News. Hobie the sea lion released after rehab. Hobie the sea lion, named after surfing icon Hobie Alter, is released to the ocean after a three month rehabilitation at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. Pacific Marine Mammal Center / July 10, 2014. After three months of rehabilitation, a sea lion named after the late surfing icon Hobie Alter was released by Pacific Marine Mammal Center staff into the ocean Wednesday, according to a news release. The small sea lion was rescued within days of Alter's death at age 80, and the Laguna Beach center's staff felt that naming the year-old pup after him would be a great ...,0,3119257.story
*  Sea Lions, Seals Brought Tuberculosis to the New World
... View Newsmax Mobile. America. Fast Features. sea lions. seals. Sea Lions, Seals Brought Tuberculosis to the New World. Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 10:57 AM. Email Article. Comment. Contact. New research shows that tuberculosis was likely transported across the oceans from Africa to South America by seals and sea lions long before Europeans reached the continent, reports the journal Nature. It was originally thought that TB, which emerged 70,000 years ago, was acquired by humans before they departed Africa and introduced by the Spaniards when they colonized South America. Even one genetic study published in 2013 estimated that all human tuberculosis strains evolved from a common ancestor that lived 70,000 years ago, National Geographic reported. Modern TB strains found in North and South America are about 1,000 years old and are similar to from Europe, which has long led scientists to believe the Spaniards were responsible for spreading the disease in the sixteenth century. We found that the tuberculosis ...
*  Threats from IUCN - Encyclopedia of Life
... Older version of Threats. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Threats. Major Threats Australian aborigines have taken Australian Sea Lions for subsistence purposes for thousands of years. Early European colonists also took sea lions for food and other products, although numbers recorded in sealing logbooks were small Ling 1999. Harvests by sealers in the 17th and 18th centuries reduced the population and extirpated them from areas around the Bass Strait and Tasmania. Although now protected, the population has not rebounded fully in numbers or reoccupied all of its former range. Conflicts and interactions with fisheries exist. A high level of entanglement in abandoned and lost fishing gear and in marine debris has been reported, with a range of 0.2 to 1.3% of the population are entangled in these materials Shaughnessy et al. 2003, Page et al. 2004. Other animals become entangled in fishing gear, particularly bottom-set gillnets of commercial shark fishers. A risk ...
*  Gary Bogue: Sea lions: Rescuing marine mammals is harder than you think -
... Font Resize Gary Bogue: Sea lions: Rescuing marine mammals is harder than you think By Gary Bogue Contra Costa Times Posted: 01/15/2010 01:00:00 AM PST Updated: 01/21/2010 07:49:38 AM PST. Dear Gary: I'm puzzled by rescuers of an injured sea lion today's date is Jan. I read all the time for various reasons rescuers can tranquilize bears, deer, other wild animals, etc. Why not a sea lion. Jeannette Tregea, Alameda Dear Jeannette: Trying to rescue sick or injured wild animals is one of the toughest jobs I can think of. Especially if the wild animal you are trying to rescue is an adult sea lion, an aggressive marine mammal that can weigh hundreds of pounds. That's why the staff and volunteers at the Marine Mammal Center have to be careful to make sure that no one is injured or killed man or beast in the process of helping those creatures. The Marine Mammal Center staff and volunteers are not fools. They are the best in the business when it comes to helping marine mammals in distress. Using tranquilizers ...
*  Record numbers of stranded sea lion pups found on California beaches -
... Top News. News. World News. Security Industry. Energy Industry. News. Home / Science News Sea lion strandings prompt Calif. April 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM Follow @upi. LOS ANGELES, April 2 UPI -- A mass stranding of malnourished sea lion pups along the Southern California coast that began in January has intensified in recent weeks, officials said. Federal marine wildlife officials have declared an "unusual mortality event" for the California sea lion, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The numbers of sea lion pups found stranded on Southern California beaches this year has been higher than in years past with marine mammal sanctuaries reporting a record number of pups for this time of year. As of March 24, officials said, 400 pups have been stranded in Los Angeles County; 214 in San Diego County; 189 in Orange County; 108 in Santa Barbara County and 42 in Ventura County. Like Us on Facebook for more stories from Organic semiconductor crystals grown vertically for first time 1 ...
*  Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes first sea lion pup | Andover Byram Stanhope NJ | Entertainment
Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes first sea lion pup. Andover Byram Stanhope NJ. Entertainment. Home. About Us. Advertise. How to reach us. Subscribe To Paper. Subscribe to eNewsletter. Where To Pick Up. Submit Stuff. News. Local News. Police & Fire. Special Sections. Photos. Our Photos. Your Photos. Submit your photos. Milestones. Births. Business Milestones. Honor Rolls/Dean's List. Obituaries. Weddings/Engagement/Anniversary. Calendar. Entertainment. Opinion. Cartoons. Columns. Letters to the Editor. Sports. Classifieds. Cars. Garage Sales. Homes. Jobs. Fun & Games. Where in clues. Where in answers. Create a caption. Contests. Tell us. Draw Your Dad. Experts. Dentistry Expert. Septic System Expert. Real Estate Expert. The Painter. Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes first sea lion pup Published Jul 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm Updated Jul 30, 2014. Make text smaller. Make text larger. Photos. JACKSON, N.J. — Six Flags Great Adventure celebrates the first sea lion pup born at the world’s largest theme ...
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*  Sea Lions Feasting on Threatened Salmon - Scientific American
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*  Spring algae bloom forces sick sea lions to shore | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times
Spring algae bloom forces sick sea lions to shore. L.A. NOW. Los Angeles Times. Local. U.S. World. Business. Sports. Entertainment. Health. Style. Travel. Opinion. L.A. NOW Southern California -- this just in. Previous Post. L.A. NOW Home. Next Post. Spring algae bloom forces sick sea lions to shore April 11, 2011. 10:11 am. Seven ailing sea lions rescued from Santa Monica Bay appeared sicker from seasonal algae-related poisoning than in past years, rescuers said Monday. The mammals are washing up suffering grand mal seizures, paralysis and foaming from the mouth, said Peter Wallerstein, who supervised the rescues. Wallerstein said they are suffering from domoic acid poisoning, a neurotoxin produced in large algae blooms off the coast. This seems to be a very potent bloom,'' he said. Domoic acid is a naturally occurring biotoxin found in algae blooms off California's coast and is caused in part from pollutants, such as fertilizers and industrial waste, that wash out to sea. Ocean ...
*  Deep Sea Animals, Creatures, Sea Animals, Fishes, Birds, Seals, Turtles
... Toggle navigation. About Us. Deep Sea Animals. Types of Oceans. Deep Sea Otters. Underwater News. Home Deep Sea Animals. Deep Sea Animals. Deep Sea Animals live in the marine ecosystem or in oceans. If you look at the marine biology, you will find millions of species of sea animals. The marine life is a large resource that offers tourism, research and recreation for many countries across the globe. Marine life helps to determine the very nature of our planet. All the Deep Sea Animals along with other organisms such as algae and corals contribute to the oxygen cycle and regulate our earth's climate, this is why the marine ecosystem is considered to be very delicate and it needs to be protected. All these animals live in saltwater habitats. They live in or near rock pools, the ocean, beaches, mangroves and sand dunes. Deep Sea Lions. Australian Sea Lion. California Sea Lion. Steller Sea Lion. . Deep Sea Creatures. Deep Sea Monkeys. Deep Sea Birds. Deep Sea Snakes. Deep Sea Turtles. . Deep Sea ...
*  Sea lion pup rescued in Cardiff |
Sea lion pup rescued in Cardiff. . 🔎. 🚘. Today's Paper. Weather 71 F. Traffic. Surf. Newsletters. Text Alerts. News +. Crime, Courts Fire. Watchdog. Health. Communities. Sports +. Chargers. NFL. High School / Preps. Chargers stadium. Business +. Real Estate. Small Business. Finance. Music. Classical Music. Theater Performing Arts. Visual Arts. DiscoverSD. SD Best Poll. Guides. Military +. Special Forces. NavyTown its fleet. Defense. Women in Combat. . Opinion +. Commentary. Editorials. Letters to the Editor. Steve Breen. Steve Breen Caption Contest. . News. Sports. Business. Features. Watchdog. Military. Obits. News Obituaries. Private Party Obituaries. CARDIFF A malnourished sea lion pup was found in the San Elijo State Beach parking lot Sunday morning. It appeared to be underweight, dehydrated, lethargic and had a superficial scratch on it’s flipper, SeaWorld officials said. SeaWorld was called in by the Sheriff’s Department to treat the animal and they expect to ...
*  Range Description from IUCN - Encyclopedia of Life
... Older version of Range Description. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Range Description. South American Sea Lions are widely-distributed, occurring more or less continuously from northern Peru south to Cape Horn, and north up the east coast of the continent to southern Brazil. They also occur in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands. The northernmost breeding distribution on the Pacific side is Isla Lobos de Tierra 6º26’S; Peru. No breeding colonies occur in Brazil. The northernmost breeding rookery in the Atlantic is Isla de Lobos, on the Uruguayan coast. South American Sea Lions are primarily a coastal species, found in waters over the continental shelf and slope; they occur only infrequently in deeper waters. This species ventures into fresh water and can be found around tidewater glaciers and up rivers. Vagrants have been found as far north as 13°S, near Bahia Brazil and in the Galápagos Archipelago Ecuador. Latest updates. View current version. In the latest article. ...
*  Sea lion exhibit: Pultrusions renew seaside aquatic show venue :
... CompositesWorld. Subscribe. e-Newsletter Fast Reliable Composites News. Search. Zones. Articles. SOURCEBOOK. Products. News. Blog. Webinars. Calendar. Conferences. Would you like a free digital subscription. Qualified international subscribers can receive full issues of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology delivered in a convenient and interactive digital magazine format. Read at your convenience on your desktop or mobile device. Yes, I would like a free digital subscription. No thanks, please don't ask again. April 2014 Sea lion exhibit: Pultrusions renew seaside aquatic show venue. When Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey and New York City coastline, Strongwell Corp. Bristol, Va. pultruded new bleachers and decking for the New York Aquarium's storm-ravaged Aqua Theater on Coney Island. Author: Sara Black. Posted on: 3/31/2014 Source: Composites Technology. Click Image to Enlarge Strongwell pultruded bleachers and decking around the Aqua Theater's centerpiece, a pair of saltwater ...
*  63 Seaworld
... {{Infobox zoo zoo name = 63 Seaworld logo = logo caption = image = image caption = location = Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea |date opened = 1985 date closed = coordinates = |floorspace = 5630m2 num species = 400+ num animals = 20,000+ largest tank vol = total tank vol = annual visitors = 1,000,000 members = exhibits = website = }}. '63 Seaworld' is an aquarium that opened in 1985 in the 63 Building, Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea. It was the first public aquarium in the country. The 63 Building was the tallest building in Korea when it was built, and is still an iconic building in Seoul. The aquarium hosts about 1,000,000 visitors each year. History Animals Exhibits Shows Notes External links. History. The aquarium was opened in 1985, occupying 5630m2 of the three basement levels in the 63 Building the third basement is an equipment level and not open to the public. The harbor seal show opened in 1990, and is still showing daily. Animals. 63 Seaworld is currently home to 20,000+ animals representing 400+ ...
*  Seal Sanctuary Adopts Unique Water Testing Technology
... . Published on Water Quality Products Home Printer-friendly Seal Sanctuary Adopts Unique Water Testing Technology Submitted by kherda on September 29, 2008 - 06:41 Source: Palintest. Deck: Portable unit helps monitor the water to ensure optimum conditions for two South American sea lions. The ChloroSense digital chlorine analyzer is being used to monitor the water at the National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall, England. The aquatic environment needs to be carefully controlled and in optimum condition for the inhabitants, two South American sea lions. The sea lions' pool uses a chlorine drip system to keep the water clear of bacteria and algae, but levels can vary according to many unpredictable factors. Originally, a visual colorimetric system was used to check the chemical levels; then a Palintest Micro 1000 Chlorometer was utilized for more accurate monitoring. Now, the testing process has been further upgraded and simplified with the purchase of the reagent-free ChloroSense unit. ...
*  Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader’s Science Fair Project! | Beth’s Blog
Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader s Science Fair Project. Best of Beth. Best of Beth. Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader s Science Fair Project. Treat Your Social Media Measurement Like A 6th Grader s Science Fair Project. It is important to understand that whether you are a/b testing for social media or email marketing or your 6th grade science fair, that the results of one test may not give you answers but more questions to test. How much does a photo in an email influence click-thru and gift giving behavior?By Shabbir Imber Safdar, Kate Harle, Dale Anania, from The Marine Mammal Center. The Marine Mammal Center TMMC is a marine mammal hospital and science research facility in Sausalito, CA. A few years ago my colleagues on the marketing team at The Marine Mammal Center were looking to find a way to write more impactful stories about their patients and we came across the patient x-ray as a powerful image to augment a patient story. Figure 1: Metal fragments from an ...
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... . div id="myExtraContent1"> /div>. div id="myExtraContent2"> /div>. div id="myExtraContent3"> /div>. news on the beach. who to call. volunteers in action. Seal FAQs. contact us. public service announcement. div id="myExtraContent4"> /div>. Page last updated: 3/28/12. div id="myExtraContent5"> /div>. Mar 2012 Feb 2012 Jan 2012 Dec 2011 Nov 2011 Oct 2011 Sep 2011 Aug 2011 Jul 2011 Jun 2011 May 2011 Apr 2011 Mar 2011 Feb 2011 Jan 2011 Dec 2010 Nov 2010 Oct 2010 Sep 2010 Aug 2010 Jul 2010 Jun 2010 May 2010 Apr 2010 Mar 2010 Feb 2010 Jan 2010 Dec 2009 Nov 2009 Oct 2009 Sep 2009 Jul 2009 Jun 2009 May 2009 Apr 2009 Jan 2009 Dec 2008 Nov 2008. Abby Abe Alki Ancora Aquarius Babe Bailey Ballard Ballard sea lion Bianca Blacky Blanco Bonair Boo Bremerton gray whale Brownie Bubbles California sea lion Carmen Cassi Chris Chunky Cupcake Dandy Doc Duke elephant seal ET everett gray whale Flipper Forte Frosty gray whale Gypsy harbor porpoise haul out Henry human interference IQ Joy JuYoung Kai Lady Dy lanugo ...
*  Marineland, Napier
{{Infobox zoo zoo name = Marineland of New Zealand logo = Logo Marineland.jpg logo caption = Marineland's logo logo width = 150px image = Entrance Marineland.JPG image caption = Entrance on Marine Parade date opened = 29 January 1965 date closed = September 2008 location = Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand num animals = 20+ num species = 7+ coordinates = |members = exhibits = Common dolphins, California sea lions, New Zealand fur seals website = 'Marineland of New Zealand' was a marine mammal park in Napier, New Zealand. It has had several species of native marine wildlife, including the common dolphin, the New Zealand fur seal, little blue penguin and gannet s. By the end of the 1960s the site had exhibited dusky dolphins, California sea lion s, leopard seal s and New Zealand fur seal s. Marineland is transferred to National Aquarium of New Zealand. thumb|right|Kelly the common dolphin performing a spinning trick during a show thumb|right|A male California sea lion during a performance ...,_Napier
*  Call Doc if you spot a sea lion | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand &
Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand International News. ODT ODT/directory Jobs Drivesouth Cars for Sale ODT Digital Edition Classifieds DunedinTV ODT Print Otago Images. Login. ODT Online. ODT /directory. Online Edition. News. Home » News » Dunedin. New Zealand sea lions are critically endangered and enjoy Otago's sandy beaches to sleep, mate and play so it was likely people would encounter them on the beach, Doc says. Sea lions have been breeding on Otago's coast since 1994, when the first pup was born on the mainland in 200 years. About four or five pups were born on Otago beaches each summer, which means they were vulnerable to disturbance from people and especially from dogs, Coastal Otago biodiversity programme manager David Agnew said. More Dunedin News. City stalled by leak at Cadbury s. Gang boss secures council contract. More Dunedin News... ODT/directory - Local Businesses. Oamaru. Oamaru. Login or Register to add your business to the ODT/directory. City stalled by leak ...
*  Vancouver Aquarium :: Marine Mammal Rescue
... Birthday Parties. Killer Whale Research. Spotlight On Sea Turtles. Marine Mammal Rescue. Ocean Wise™. Vancouver Aquarium Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program. The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre The Vancouver Aquarium s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. Each year, the Rescue Centre rescues over 100 marine mammals and rehabilitates them for release back into their natural habitat. Donate Now If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress, contact us at 604-258-SEAL 7325. Rescue The Marine Mammal Rescue program assists distressed marine mammals from the British Columbia coastline, whose patients range from elephant and harbour seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea turtles, harbour porpoises and other cetaceans including killer whales. Rehabilitation The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is a hospital for sick, injured, or orphaned marine mammals. Success Stories The Vancouver Aquarium has been involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals for ...
*  Nuyts Archipelago
thumb|right|250px|alt=White-faced storm petrel in flight close to the sea surface|The archipelago is an important breeding site for white-faced storm petrels… thumb|right|250px|alt=Short-tailed shearwater in flight. …short-tailed shearwaters… thumb|right|250px|alt=Pied oystercatcher walking along a beach |…and pied oystercatchers… thumb|right|250px|alt=Two Australian sea lions on a beach |…as well as Australian sea lions. The 'Nuyts Archipelago', including the Isles of St Francis, is an island group in South Australia consisting of mainly small and mostly granitic islands lying off Ceduna, South Australia, at the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight and the north-western coast of the Eyre Peninsula. All the islands with exception of a part of Evans Island, are located with the following protected area s: the Nuyts Archipelago Wilderness Protection Area and the Nuyts Archipelago Conservation Park. It features heath land on shallow soils and supports a large population of white-faced storm petrels 13,000 ...
*  Sea lion released at Rodeo Beach after becoming entangled in trash on Pier 39 - San Jose Mercury New
... s. Hot Topics :. DWTS: Tears on the floor Right to die SJ vs. MLB Jim Carrey Kaepernick's nightmare Ivory ban Oktoberfest guide. Print. Email. Font Resize Sea lion released at Rodeo Beach after becoming entangled in trash on Pier 39 Marin Independent Journal Posted: 10/18/2012 04:04:51 PM PDT Updated: 10/18/2012 04:05:23 PM PDT. A sea lion dubbed the Blonde Bomber was released Thursday at Rodeo Beach after more than a week of treatment at the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands. The juvenile male sea lion was rescued from Pier 39 in San Francisco on Oct. 9 after becoming entangled in ocean trash, including a 7-inch loop of plastic packing strap that was wrapped around his neck. He was named the Blonde Bomber "because of the light-colored sagittal crest forming on top of his head, signifying his approaching adulthood," the mammal center posted on its website. Advertisement. Print. Email. Font Resize. Return to Top. RELATED. MORE RELATED HEADLINES Microsoft unveils fitness tracker; tablet, phones ...
*  Shedd TLC for Another Sea Lion Pup | Shedd Aquarium
Shedd TLC for Another Sea Lion Pup. Shedd Aquarium. Shedd TLC for Another Sea Lion Pup Share. Support Us. Events. Plan a Visit Open today 9 to 6. Ticket Prices Membership CityPASS Groups Field Trips Extraordinary Experiences. Explore Exhibits Experiences Hours Events Dining Shopping Special Offers. Tips for a Great Visit Accessibility Getting Here Around Town FAQs View Plan a Visit. Animals & Care. Animal Health, Welfare Training Veterinary Hospital Labs Training. Animal Care at Home. Animal Facts Animal Rescue and Rehab. Animal Experts Publications View Animals Care. Conservation & Research. Field Research In the Great Lakes Around the Globe. Onsite Research Breeding Programs. Great Lakes Conservation Citizen Science Right Bite. Research Experts Publications View Conservation Research. Learning Experiences. Field Trips Bus Funds Field Trip Learning Programs. Citizen Science Fun Games Learning Experts Partners Affiliations View Learning Experiences. Donor Honor Roll Sustainable Practices Shedd in the ...
*  Peru: At least 50 sea lions intentionally poisoned
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*  Federal gov’t declares rare Unusual Mortality Event in So. California — 70% of all newborn sea l
Federal gov t declares rare Unusual Mortality Event in So. California 70% of all newborn sea lions may be dying Testing for toxins, infectious agents VIDEO. . Home. More. Maps/Forecasts Testing Health Audio/Video Clips. Location. Japan Fukushima US/Canada World. Video: Unforeseen health problems now just coming to light after Fukushima disaster New flyover during Code 2’ at giant sinkhole Before after access ramp sloughed in VIDEOS. Federal gov t declares rare Unusual Mortality Event in So. California 70% of all newborn sea lions may be dying Testing for toxins, infectious agents VIDEO. Published: March 28th, 2013 at 8:59 pm ET By ENENews Email Article 45 comments Tweet. KPBS, March 28, 2013 at 3:00p ET: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined the current number of sea lion strandings warrants an investigation. The agency is calling the situation an unusual mortality event. Any number of things could be causing problems, said, including infections, toxins or simply not ...
*  Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events Get the Spotlight on Capitol Hill | Oceana
Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events Get the Spotlight on Capitol Hill. Oceana. Marine Life. Oceana. Our Campaigns. Take Action. Sustainable Seafood Recipes. Sustainable Seafood Guide. Oceana Events. Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events Get the Spotlight on Capitol Hill. Twitter. Earlier this week, marine mammals like California sea lions, common dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins were the focus of one Congressional Briefing. Hosted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Congressman Bill Keating of Massachusetts and Congressman Jared Huffman of California, the discussion centered on scientists from The Marine Mammal Center and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center speaking about unusual levels of marine mammal stranding in 2013, and how funding cuts are deeply affecting their ability to respond. But last year, both the East and West Coasts saw animals stranding in such unusually high numbers that NOAA declared Unusual Mortality Events UME in both cases. California sea ...
*  Bacterial Diseases of Marine Mammals: Marine Mammals: Merck Veterinary Manual
... Exotic and Laboratory Animals. Marine Mammals. Bacterial Diseases of Marine Mammals. Pneumonia. Leptospirosis. Mycobacteriosis. Miscellaneous Bacterial Diseases. Exotic and Laboratory Animals. Respiratory System. Chapters in Exotic and Laboratory Animals. Laboratory Animals. Marine Mammals. Vaccination of Exotic Mammals. Environmental Diseases of Marine Mammals. Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases of Marine Mammals. Bacterial Diseases of Marine Mammals. Mycotic Diseases of Marine Mammals. Parasitic Diseases of Marine Mammals. Viral Diseases of Marine Mammals. Neoplastic Diseases of Marine Mammals. Exotic and Laboratory Animals. Marine Mammals. 4 Bacterial Diseases of Marine Mammals. Several species of Nocardia have been described from both captive and free-ranging marine mammals of many species, both pinniped and cetacean. Diagnosis is usually postmortem, and most affected animals present with a systemic form of disease. Infections due to Actinomyces or Arcanobacter spp are receiving considerable ...
*  iWindsurf Community :: View topic - Smoke & Stevenson East Winds
iWindsurf Community :: View topic - Smoke Stevenson East Winds. Smoke Stevenson East Winds. iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Northwest USA & Canada. Joined: 29 May 2007 Posts: 40. Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:16 pm Post subject: Smoke Stevenson East Winds. Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:36 pm Post subject:. Joined: 08 Sep 2010 Posts: 645. Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:15 pm Post subject:. Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:20 pm Post subject:. Joined: 08 Sep 2010 Posts: 645. Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:38 pm Post subject:. Joined: 08 Sep 2010 Posts: 645. Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:40 pm Post subject:. Did anyone else see the gigantic sea lion cruising around. Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:20 pm Post subject:. Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:24 pm Post subject:. BIG, but not more than 12 feet long, hundreds of pounds, easy so being on Port I assume I have no Right of Way as the Sea Lion was down wind of me and: The Sea Lion can claim Soverian Immunity as no club Rule Government Law, or common sense practace can be made, that a ...
*  Kasatochi Island
... August 2008 eruption Post-2008 ecology Geology. Prior to the 2008 eruption, the Kasatochi Island landscape was steep and rugged, home to dense vegetation and different species of flora. This terrestrial vegetation created the habitat for many of the species unique to Kasatochi Island. August 2008 eruption. The shoreline surrounding the crater was extended hundreds of meters by pyroclastic deposits, destroying a large amount of the marine habitat that resided near the edge of the island. The pyroclastic flows and volcanic ash buried the entire island in deposits, rendering even the soil on the island almost useless. Several auklet rookeries that were located below lava flow cliffs were buried by the deposits, along with many of the Steller sea lion rookeries as well. Boulder-filled kelp beds, an important marine habitat surrounding the island, were buried by the pyroclastic deposits that extended the islands shoreline after the eruption. Nearly all of the marine and avian mammal breeding habitat was ...
*  Underwater Times | Seal, Dolphin, Otter, Sea Lion, Squid, Jellyfish, Coral, and Octopus news
Seal, Dolphin, Otter, Sea Lion, Squid, Jellyfish, Coral, and Octopus news. Sir Paul McCartney Joins Fight Against Cayman's Most Popular Tourist Attraction; Farm Accused Of Breeding Turtles For Meat date added: 2013-01-27 source: Cayman's most popular tourist attraction is accused of breeding turtles for food date added: 2013-01-26 source: Canada: Charges dropped in deaths of 62 sea lions, 4 seals date added: 2013-01-26 source: Australia: Dolphins pop in to catch a wave and hang 10 with lone surfer date added: 2013-01-15 source: Researcher: Florida manatee deaths wane due to mild winter date added: 2013-01-13 source: India: Otter Attacks Leave Villagers Tottering Between Fear, Panic date added: 2013-03-14 source: Rare white river otter becomes main attraction at Tokyo aquarium date added: 2013-03-13 source: Man arrested for harassing baby manatee in Florida date ...
*  Sea lion pup waddles into hotel | News24
Sea lion pup waddles into hotel. News24. News24 News. Breaking News. First LAST UPDATED: 2015-10-06, 12:17. VIDEO: This is what Christmas lights look like on steroids The Christmas lights on these houses light up in perfect synchronization with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Cape Town. Tuesday 13-17 C Morning clouds. Mild. 3 day forecast. Wednesday 13-18 c. Sunny. Mild. Thursday 14-19 c. Morning clouds. Mild. Friday 15-20 c. Mostly sunny. Mild. More weather from Weather24 >. Brought to you by:. News. South Africa. World. Africa. Entertainment. Green. Health. Opinions. Voices. MyNews24. Columnists. Business. Markets. Personal Finance. Tech. Opinion. Sport. News. Rugby. Cricket. Soccer. Golf. Tennis. Formula1. Other Sport. SuperSport. Live Streaming. Video Highlights. Tech. News. Companies. Mobile. Opinion. Multimedia. Motoring. News. New Models. 4X4. Formula One. MotorSport. Bikes. Your Wheels. Travel. News. Explore. Family Holidays. SA Holiday Guide. Weekend Escapes. Travel Planning. My Travels. Lifestyle. ...
*  Video shows Mark Kelly's daughter's dog attack sea lion | Video Library | The Daily JournalVideo sho
Video shows Mark Kelly's daughter's dog attack sea lion. My account. Log out. Log in. News. Sports. Email. Video shows Mark Kelly's daughter's dog attack sea lion A chaotic incident at a California beach is captured on video as a dog belonging to Mark Kelly's daughter, clamps down on a seal. http://bc gvpc 2255015268001 3370cf37-ed56-40d0-b07d-fec5d204a045.mp4?pubId=44692041001&videoId=2255068650001 http://bc 2255021360001 th-5151b764e4b0bb28614e9ca8-1083021587001.jpg Video shows Mark Kelly's daughter's dog attack sea lion A chaotic incident at a California beach is captured on video as a dog belonging to Mark Kelly's daughter, clamps down on ...
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*  Sea World returns 9 sea lion pups to ocean |
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*  Inter Research » ESR » v10 » p135-143
Inter Research ESR v10 p135-143. Contact. Copyright and Disclaimer. Sitemap. Search. Home. About IR. Journals. Book Series. Ecology Institute. EEIU. Otto Kinne Foundation. For librarians. Search:. You are at: Inter-Research. ESR. v10 p135-143 ESR 10:135-143 2009 - doi:10.3354/esr00220. Spatially explicit detection of predation on individual pinnipeds from implanted post-mortem satellite data transmitters. Markus Horning 1, *, Jo-Ann E. Mellish 2,3. 1 Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, USA 2 Alaska Sea Life Center, 301 Railway Ave., Seward, Alaska 99664, USA 3 School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska 99775, USA. *Email: markus.horning ABSTRACT: To directly determine mortality and predation in the endangered western Steller sea lion Eumetopias jubatus, we deployed implanted, satellite-linked post-mortem data transmitters in 21 juveniles. Data recovered ...
*  George Washington Athletics Official Athletic Site
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*  Hematology - Biodiversity Heritage Library
Publication info: London,Lewis,1908. Contributed by: Cornell University Library Subjects: Bacteriology Hematology View Book. Publication info: London,Lewis,1912. Contributed by: Cornell University Library Subjects: Bacteriology Hematology View Book. Publication info: London :H.K. Cristina - Catchpole,Sam - Alarcón,Wilfredo Type: Article In: Revista de biología marina y oceanografía Date: 2015-04-01 Publication info: Revista de biología marina y oceanografía Subjects: blood chemistry differential leukocyte counts Hematology Otaria flavescens South American sea lion View Article External. E S Type: Article In: Brazilian Journal of Biology Date: 2003-08-01 Publication info: Brazilian Journal of Biology Subjects: Dourado Hematology Leukocytes Salminus maxillosus View Article External. Haematological characteristics associated with parasitism in mullets, Mugil platanus Günther, from the estuarine region of Cananéia, São Paulo, Brazil By: Ranzani-Paiva,María José Tavares - Ishikawa,Carlos Massatoshi - ...
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USGS WERC Projects - California Sea Otter Surveys and Research Spring 2010 Survey Results. Sep 22, 2014 : California's Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady UC Santa Cruz. All of these segments encompass male-dominated areas Figure 3, and all were counted under more favorable conditions this year than last. These aerially-counted, male-dominated areas exhibit greater variability than any other areas within the range, and because last year’s aerial counts were unusually low it is likely that the difference reflects better counting conditions and more males being concentrated in these three areas, rather than in male groups at the northern and southern range extremities both of which showed lower counts. to Cayucos showed a drop in numbers as compared to the previous two years Figure 2a, resulting in a negative trend in abundance overall, but particularly in the center of the range Figure 4 . The number of pups counted this year, 267, is the lowest number counted in a spring survey since 2003 Table 1, ... Otter Studies at WERC
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... Support Us. Action. Action Overview. Join Our E-network. Current Action Alerts. Programs Overview. Species. Species Overview. Plants. Publications Overview. Membership Newsletter. Critical Habitat Petitions. Support. Support Overview. Take Action. Certain points on migration routes are known as "eider passes." One observer reported 75,000 eiders passing the Yukon Delta on one day. NATURAL HISTORY STELLER S EIDER } Polysticta stelleri FAMILY: Anatidae DESCRIPTION: The Steller s eider weighs less than two pounds and has an average wingspan of 29 inches. HABITAT: Steller s eiders spend most of the year in shallow, near-shore marine waters. Nesting occurs on tundra adjacent to small ponds, often near the coast but sometimes ranging 50 miles inland. RANGE: Two breeding populations of Steller s eiders are in arctic Russia, and one is in Alaska. The Alaskan breeding population nests primarily on the arctic coastal plain, although a very small group remains on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. MIGRATION: Steller s ...
*  Summer storm sweeps Steller pups from rookery | Peninsula Clarion
Summer storm sweeps Steller pups from rookery. Peninsula Clarion. Local Sports Opinion Outdooors Weather Subscribe. Summer storm sweeps Steller pups from rookery. ANCHORAGE AP -- An unusually intense summer storm that roared off the Gulf of Alaska earlier this month knocked week-old Seller sea lion pups into thrashing seas. This time, the horrible spectacle of baby sea lions being swept to their deaths in the unforgiving North Pacific was captured on remote video cameras linked to the scientists and local cable television in Seward. As researchers at the Alaska SeaLife Center recorded the scene, at least one animal foundered on screen. 'We have video of a pup in the surf struggling to get back ashore, and it just couldn't do anything in the surf,' said research associate John Maniscalco, one of several scientists who monitor the rookery up to 18 hours each day. 'We assumed it just got washed away.' By the time the storm subsided June 9, eight or nine of the 26 pups whose births had been recorded over the ...
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*  Seel #86 (Sea Lion Pokemon) - Pokedex :: PokeDream
Seel #86 Sea Lion Pokemon - Pokedex :: PokeDream. Main. Pokedex. Games. Pokemon X/Y. Other. View all Pokemon. Home. About. Forums. Old News. Pokemon List. Dex iPhone App. Pokemon X/Y. Black/White. Diamond/Pearl / Platinum. Ruby/Sapphire / Emerald. More ». Museum. Fan Art. Fan Fics. Lyrics. Anime. TCG. InfoCenter. Fun Stuff. Zygarde. 64 visitors online. Seel #086. Sections. General Evolutions Breeding Locations Abilities Level-up Moves TMs/HMs Egg Moves Stats Images Flavor Text. Generations. 1st RBY. 2nd GSC. 3rd RSE. 4th DPPl. 5th BW. 6th XY. More Pokemon. #001 - #151. #152 - #251. #252 - #386. #387 - #493. #494 - #649. #650 - #718 Random. #085 Dodrio #087 Dewgong. Seel #086 - Sea Lion Pokemon. type. gender 50.0% 50.0%. height 4'7. 1.1 m. weight 198.4 lb. 90.0 kg. generation 1st Red, Blue, Yellow National: #086. Johto: #176. 086. Family. #086 - Seel. #087 - Dewgong Lv. 34. Breeding. Egg Groups Steps to Hatch. Water 1. Ground. 5,100. Locations. Where to catch Seel in Pokemon Red and Blue. Area Levels Method ...
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Seel #86 Sea Lion Pokemon - Pokedex :: PokeDream. Main. Pokedex. Games. Pokemon X/Y. Other. View all Pokemon. Home. About. Forums. Old News. Pokemon List. Dex iPhone App. Pokemon X/Y. Black/White. Diamond/Pearl / Platinum. Ruby/Sapphire / Emerald. More ». Museum. Fan Art. Fan Fics. Lyrics. Anime. TCG. InfoCenter. Fun Stuff. Shinx. 66 visitors online. Seel #086. Sections. General Evolutions Breeding Locations Abilities Level-up Moves TMs/HMs Egg Moves Stats Images Flavor Text. Generations. 1st RBY. 2nd GSC. 3rd RSE. 4th DPPl. 5th BW. 6th XY. More Pokemon. #001 - #151. #152 - #251. #252 - #386. #387 - #493. #494 - #649. #650 - #718 Random. #085 Dodrio #087 Dewgong. Seel #086 - Sea Lion Pokemon. type. gender 50.0% 50.0%. height 4'7. 1.1 m. weight 198.4 lb. 90.0 kg. generation 1st Red, Blue, Yellow National: #086. Johto: #176. 086. Family. #086 - Seel. #087 - Dewgong Lv. 34. Breeding. Egg Groups Steps to Hatch. Water 1. Ground. 5,100. Locations. Where to catch Seel in Pokemon Red and Blue. Area Levels Method ...
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Seel #86 Sea Lion Pokemon - Pokedex :: PokeDream. Pokemon X/Y. Pokemon X/Y. Black/White. Diamond/Pearl / Platinum. Ruby/Sapphire / Emerald. Seel #086. General Evolutions Breeding Locations Abilities Level-up Moves TMs/HMs Egg Moves Stats Images Flavor Text. More Pokemon. Seel #086 - Sea Lion Pokemon. type. generation 1st Red, Blue, Yellow National: #086. #086 - Seel. #087 - Dewgong Lv. Moves. Thick Fat Halves damage from Fire and Ice moves. Hydration Cures any major status ailment after each turn during rain. Level-up Moves. Move Type Class Pow. PP Acc. 1 Headbutt. 70 15 100% Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch. -- 40 100% Lowers the target's Attack by one stage. 65 20 100% Has a 10% chance to lower the target's Attack by one stage. -- 10 -- User sleeps for two turns, completely healing itself. 90 20 85% User receives 1/4 the damage it inflicts in recoil. 37 Ice Beam. 95 10 100% Has a 10% chance to freeze the target. -- 25 -- Protects the user's field from major status ailments and ...
*  .. Great White Shark Attack On Sea Lion Prompts Warning At Santa Barbara Beaches .. KCLU Announceme
Great White Shark Attack On Sea Lion Prompts Warning At Santa Barbara Beaches Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:46pm. Tweet. Shark Warning Signs Now Posted At Some Popular South Coast Beaches Photo By John Palminteri. An attack by a Great White shark on a sea lion found off of Santa Barbara’s East Beach has prompted warning signs along the city’s beaches in the area. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story. Santa Barbara Great White Scare. 5:20 p.m. Tuesday Update: Santa Barbara County officials now say they have put up similar shark warning postings at the county’s Arroyo Burro Beach. KCLU Local News. Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Critically Injured In Santa Barbara Bicycle Accident Mon, October 5, 2015. Santa Barbara County Wrangling With How To Dispose Of Unwanted Prescription Drugs Mon, October 5, 2015. Second Pet Killed, Mutilated In Ventura County Community Mon, October 5, 2015. Autopsy Pending For Body Of Man Found In Santa Barbara Creek Bed Mon, October 5, 2015. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Proposes ...
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*  SeaLife Center completes winter renovations | Peninsula Clarion
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Folic acid toxicity Introduction Folic acid toxicity: Introduction Summary Overview: Folic acid toxicity Types of Folic acid toxicity. Folic acid toxicity: Medical Mistakes. Related medical mistakes may include: GERD -- Health Mistakes Heartburn -- Health Mistakes Acid Reflux -- Health Mistakes more mistakes... Folic acid toxicity: Undiagnosed Conditions. Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include: Chronic Digestive Disorders that can remain Undiagnosed: Crohn's Disease -- Undiagnosed Ulcerative Colitis -- Undiagnosed Celiac Disease -- Undiagnosed Heartburn -- Undiagnosed GERD -- Undiagnosed Inflammatory Bowel Disease -- Undiagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Undiagnosed Carcinoid Syndrome -- Undiagnosed Pancreatitis -- Undiagnosed more undiagnosed conditions... Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed : When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic ...

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(1/5824) Racing problems in the U.S.A.

The major problems of racing in the United States at the present time are caused by too much racing. This has led to too few horses and small fields. Consequently many owners and trainers are trying to enter their horses too frequently and to race them when they are not really fit to run. The desire to race horses as frequently as possible has led to constant pressure from horsemen through their organizations for so called "permissive medication". Started in the state of Colorado approximately ten years ago this has grown until finally there are only a few states, notably New York and New Jersey that have resisted the pressure. The drug that gave the opening wedge to permissive medication was phenylbutazone, but this in many states has led to the inclusion of other drugs including analgesics and drugs that veterinarians claim are needed for therapeutic purposes. Some states have endeavoured to control phenylbutazone medication by quantitation and while lower limits cause little difficulty, maximum allowable limits have caused problems and are not practical. While there has been no publicity to my knowledge about frusemide (furosemide, lasix) the abuse of this drug for so called "bleeders" is an example that may seriously interfere with drug detection in urine and its use should be confined to proven "bleeders" (i.e. horses suffering from epistaxis). Pre-race blood testing began roughly ten years ago at the harness tracks and has been resisted by our flat tracks rather successfully up to the present time. The blood testing methods and those used by the same laboratories in post-race urine testing is inadequate and will not detect many illegal drugs.  (+info)

(2/5824) Bioterrorism alleging use of anthrax and interim guidelines for management--United States, 1998.

From October 30 through December 23, 1998, CDC received reports of a series of bioterroristic threats of anthrax exposure. Letters alleged to contain anthrax were sent to health clinics on October 30, 1998, in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. During December 17-23 in California, a letter alleged to contain anthrax was sent to a private business, and three telephone threats of anthrax contamination of ventilation systems were made to private and public buildings. All threats were hoaxes and are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local law enforcement officials. The public health implications of these threats were investigated to assist in developing national public health guidelines for responding to bioterrorism. This report summarizes the findings of these investigations and provides interim guidance for public health authorities on bioterrorism related to anthrax.  (+info)

(3/5824) Tuberculosis outbreaks in prison housing units for HIV-infected inmates--California, 1995-1996.

During 1995-1996, staff from the California departments of corrections and health services and local health departments investigated two outbreaks of drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB). The outbreaks occurred in two state correctional institutions with dedicated HIV housing units. In each outbreak, all cases were linked by IS6110-based DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. This report describes the investigations of both outbreaks; the findings indicated that M. tuberculosis can spread rapidly among HIV-infected inmates and be transmitted to their visitors and prison employees, with secondary spread to the community.  (+info)

(4/5824) The managed care revolution: how medical technologists have tolerated the change.

A repeated cross-sectional study on the psychological profiles and interpersonal styles of highly stressed medical technologists (perfusionists) has found remarkable consistency in internal psychological profiles and differences in interpersonal dynamics over a 6-year period. Six years ago a longitudinal study was begun to track the psychological profiles of perfusionists. Surgeons can repair cardiac defects only after a beating heart has been stopped. In order for the brain and other organs to survive cardiac surgery, they must be perfused with well-oxygenated blood. As a result, the life of every cardiac surgery patient literally sits in the hands of the cardiac perfusionist. The stress of placing patients on and off the 'pump' is one that is experienced by cardiovascular perfusionists on a daily basis. This stress has been likened to that of air traffic controllers who continually prepare planes for take off and/or landing. In the 6 years between studies, medical technologists have changed very little psychologically. They remain very well balanced. However, there have been significant changes in their interpersonal behaviours. Instead of the 'well-balanced' interpersonal profiles of 6 years ago, there is a higher degree of assertiveness/aggressiveness being reported. Managed Care has begun to impact interpersonal behaviours but has not yet altered the more resilient platform of internal psychological balance.  (+info)

(5/5824) Premature morbidity from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in women with systemic lupus erythematosus.

OBJECTIVE: To determine rates of morbidity due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: I used the California Hospital Discharge Database, which contains information on all discharges from acute care hospitals in California, to identify women with SLE who had been hospitalized for treatment of either acute myocardial infarction (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) from 1991 to 1994. I compared the proportions of hospitalizations for each cause among women with SLE with those in a group of women without SLE, for 3 age strata (18-44 years, 45-64 years, and > or =65 years). RESULTS: Compared with young women without SLE, young women with SLE were 2.27 times more likely to be hospitalized because of AMI (95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.08-3.46), 3.80 times more likely to be hospitalized because of CHF (95% CI 2.41-5.19), and 2.05 times more likely to be hospitalized because of CVA (95% CI 1.17-2.93). Among middle-aged women with SLE, the frequencies of hospitalization for AMI and CVA did not differ from those of the comparison group, but the risk of hospitalization for CHF was higher (odds ratio [OR] 1.39, 95% CI 1.05-1.73). Among elderly women with SLE, the risk of hospitalization for AMI was significantly lower (OR 0.70, 95% CI 0.51-0.89), the risk of hospitalization for CHF was higher (OR 1.25, 95% CI 1.01-1.49), and the risk of hospitalization for CVA was not significantly different from those in the comparison group. CONCLUSION: Young women with SLE are at substantially increased risk of AMI, CHF, and CVA. The relative odds of these conditions decrease with age among women with SLE.  (+info)

(6/5824) Personal exposure to dust, endotoxin and crystalline silica in California agriculture.

AIMS: The aim of this study was to measure personal exposure to dust, endotoxin and crystalline silica during various agricultural operations in California over a period of one year. METHODS: Ten farms were randomly selected in Yolo and Solano counties and workers were invited to wear personal sampling equipment to measure inhalable and respirable dust levels during various operations. The samples were analysed for endotoxin using the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate assay and crystalline silica content using X-ray diffraction. In total 142 inhalable samples and 144 respirable samples were collected. RESULTS: The measurements showed considerable difference in exposure levels between various operations, in particular for the inhalable fraction of the dust and the endotoxin. Machine harvesting of tree crops (Geometric mean (GM) = 45.1 mg/m3) and vegetables (GM = 7.9 mg/m3), and cleaning of poultry houses (GM = 6.7 mg/m3) showed the highest inhalable dust levels. Cleaning of poultry houses also showed the highest inhalable endotoxin levels (GM = 1861 EU/m3). Respirable dust levels were generally low, except for machine harvesting of tree crops (GM = 2.8 mg/m3) and vegetables (GM = 0.9 mg/m3). Respirable endotoxin levels were also low. For the inhalable dust fraction, levels were reduced considerably when an enclosed cabin was present. The percentage of crystalline silica was overall higher in the respirable dust samples than the inhalable dust samples. CONCLUSIONS: Considerable differences exist in personal exposure levels to dust, endotoxin and crystalline silica during various agricultural operations in California agriculture with some operations showing very high levels.  (+info)

(7/5824) Major histocompatibility complex differentiation in Sacramento River chinook salmon.

The chinook salmon of the Sacramento River, California, have been reduced to a fraction of their former abundance because of human impact and use of the river system. Here we examine the genetic variation at a major histocompatibility complex class II exon in the four Sacramento chinook salmon runs. Examination of the alleles found in these and other chinook salmon revealed nucleotide patterns consistent with selection for amino acid replacement at the putative antigen-binding sites. We found a significant amount of variation in each of the runs, including the federally endangered winter run. All of the samples were in Hardy-Weinberg proportions. A significant amount of genetic differentiation between runs was revealed by several measures of differentiation. Winter run was the most genetically divergent, while the spring, late-fall, and fall runs were less differentiated.  (+info)

(8/5824) Farm worker illness following exposure to carbofuran and other pesticides--Fresno County California, 1998.

In California, suspected pesticide-related illnesses and suspected work-related illnesses and injuries are reportable conditions. On July 31, 1998, the Occupational Health Branch of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) received a report from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) of a pesticide exposure incident in Fresno County involving 34 farm workers. CDHS investigated this incident by reviewing medical records of the 34 workers and interviewing 29. The findings indicated that the workers became ill after early reentry into a cotton field that had been sprayed with a cholinesterase-inhibiting carbamate pesticides  (+info)


  • The mission of the Testing Center is to advance the academic mission of California State University Northridge by facilitating an individual's educational and professional goals while providing a considerate and secure atmosphere for testing. (
  • The Testing Center is part of the California State University Northridge Student Outreach and Recruitment office, located in the Division of Student Affairs . (
  • The California State University, Northridge campus community invited faculty and staff to the seventh annual Technology Fair on May 11 at the University Student Union Grand Salon. (
  • The Cutlers are long time contributors to California State University, Northridge and this gift expands their giving to the university following with their interest in health care and the health care field. (


  • To be considered for summer aid, you must have a 2016-2017 FAFSA or CA Dream application on file with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. (

Oakland Museum of

  • The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is one of the top-rated Bay Area museums to explore California art, history, and natural sciences. (


  • The winners: Kaufman & Broad in Los Angeles, Costain Homes in Newport Beach, Standard Pacific Corp. in Costa Mesa, Taylor Woodrow Homes California Ltd. in Laguna Hills and Pardee Construction of Los Angeles. (


  • There are two major roads to take: Interstate 5 and California State Highway 273. (

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  • On signing it, the governor line-item vetoed another $500 million from the University of California and the California State University budgets. (


  • The RPC can be sold to California to help satisfy its renewable power requirement. (
  • I asked former state Senate leader Don Perata, the originator of Prop. 29, why a specific spend-in-California requirement was not included in the legal language. (


  • Yellow Pages Search - Find businesses in California with the California Yellow Pages. (


  • People watch a fire burning from the Highway 41 overlook on the way north into Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (


  • CA Residents please add tax for YOUR County. (


  • It's a discouraging report," said Bill Watkins, executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University. (
  • The efforts of the curatorial staff at CAS/DS, HSC, NDG, NY, RSA, SD, and US are gratefully acknowledged, as are those of the University of California Botanical Garden, who have provided propagation facilities and tender loving care to my prickly charges. (


  • In California, the curriculum standards and the new tests that go with them are supposed to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year. (
  • A man wanted for a series of bombings last year in Northern California--including the homes of the current and a former Fremont police chief--was arrested Tuesday at his suburban San Diego home, police said. (
  • California employers cut more workers in December, capping a dismal year in which the state lost more than half a million jobs. (
  • The state probably set a record in 2009 for the fewest homes produced in a single year, the California Building Industry Assn. said last month. (
  • Still, a forecast released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America predicted there would be no recovery in the industry nationally or in California this year. (


  • Peter Schrag, the former editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee, is the author of "California: America's High-Stakes Experiment. (


  • There is also a California Welcome center at the very south end, and Prime 11 Cinemas is located right across from the side that most of the stores are on. (
  • About 12% of the nearly 6 million Latinos employed in California worked in construction in the third quarter of 2007, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, and more than 200,000 have lost their jobs since then. (
  • Some are leaving California, said Rakesh Kochhar, associate director for research at the Pew Hispanic Center. (


  • Over the last two years, California has lost more than 1 million jobs. (
  • He was saying that Prop. 29 would impose "nearly a billion dollars in new taxes on California" - actually about $800 million and all of it on tobacco users - but that the measure wouldn't require the money to be spent in this state. (


  • One could argue that this sordid history does not necessarily mean they're distorting and deceiving in their current campaign ads attacking Proposition 29, the California ballot measure that would raise cigarette taxes $1 per pack to finance cancer research - and which is very likely to reduce tobacco profits by prompting smokers to quit and teens to never start. (
  • The anti-29 side is hitting this hard: that the research money generated in California could be spent out of state. (
  • But right up front, Prop. 29 declares that its purpose is to fund "grants and loans for … research in California to enhance the state of medical knowledge regarding … cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema and other tobacco-related illness. (
  • And, it continues, the aim is to fund "creation, staffing and equipping of California research facilities. (
  • So the measure's stated intent is to create jobs, equip facilities and conduct research in California. (
  • Almost by definition, these commissioners will be looking at California research facilities," Perata said. (


  • California can contract for renewable electricity from anyplace in the Western Interconnection that stretches as far east as Colorado and includes the two western provinces of Canada. (


  • The native thicket-forming roses of California, which are those most frequently encountered, tend to form large shrubs or dense thickets. (


  • Enter the name or category of business and the city to find the California business you are looking for. (
  • The ruling marked the first round in a legal dispute between the city and Marina Hills developer Taylor Woodrow Homes California Ltd. (


  • Firefighters from throughout California are being dispatched to protect homes that are under threat from a wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park. (
  • Taylor Woodrow Homes California Ltd. filed suit Friday to force Laguna Niguel to lift a building moratorium imposed in July when it was disclosed that the district attorney was investigating a land transaction in the developer's Marina Hills planned community. (


  • The fastest way is, by far, I-5 because I-5 is much straighter and CA-273 has construction work on it a lot. (
  • California has shed more than 300,000 construction jobs -- nearly one-third of the industry's labor force -- since the sector peaked at 948,500 jobs in February 2006, according to state figures. (
  • Median home prices in California have been rising while inventories are shrinking, trends that could entice home builders to resume construction. (


  • The electricity does not actually have to flow to California. (


  • Colorado, for example, could brag about how much renewable power is generated in the state, while selling the electricity's renewable attribute to California. (
  • That allows California to count renewable power consumed in the Colorado region as its own. (


  • This term refers to the three short-growing, openly rhizomatous species R. bridgesii, R. spithamea, and R. pinetorum (the last only tentatively placed in this group), which occur only in California and southern Oregon. (


  • The OMCA Store showcases California arts, craft, history, and nature through a wide selection of books and locally-made items. (
  • Discover handmade California studio art glass, artisanal foods and fragrances, artful books, and one-of-a-kind gifts inspired by OMCA's exhibitions. (
  • California legislators might amend a fraudulent memorabilia law championed by Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill in order to allow authors to sign their books. (


  • Three days before the Fresno event, there was a conference in Sacramento of reform-minded activists to discuss the calling of a constitutional convention to fix not only the budget process but the whole dysfunctional California governmental system. (
  • Anyway, the tobacco crowd can't have it both ways: complaining that the money could be spent outside California and also griping when the system is set up to practically guarantee that it will be spent in California. (


  • The bursting of the housing bubble has battered California, which has seen tens of thousands of related jobs in financial services, retail and the building trades vanish. (
  • California's 3500 megawatts of renewable electricity is about 12% of retail sales of electricity in California. (


  • California's power comes mostly from natural gas plants located in California. (


  • Exhibit Guides are trained in a specific special exhibition or part of a gallery, including Days of the Dead, Gold Rush, or California Indians. (


  • However, CA-273 runs along and frequently connects with a major industrial strip called Frontage Road. (

What are the California laws in regards to being a Caregiver?

  • Does California require certification or registration to work as a private care caregiver? Do you need a license? If you have years of experience but are no longer certified, can you still work as a caregiver? I live in another state, so rules are probably different. I'm always upfront that I have 30 years experience but am not certified anymore due to having done other work too. I'm considering moving back to CA to be near family, but trying to figure out the job market.
  • California require certification

What laws does california have regarding partner notification for hiv, and aids?

  • What laws does california have regarding partner notification for hiv, aids, and other sexualy transmited infections? Its for a school assignment and i cant find anything about it on the internet.
  • In California, in order to be convicted, a person with HIV who knows that he or she is HIV positive must first engage in unprotected sexual activity without disclosing status, and with the specific intent to infect another person. Then, and only then, is that person guilty of a felony under California law. Check out the California Office of Aids webiste listed below for more information

How many people in California die of pancreatic cancer each year?

  • Also, how many people in California get this cancer each year? I need this for a research project in my Health class, help much appreciated, thanks!
  • 3352 deaths from pancreas carcinoma in California for 2010 I just did what DeniseDDS said and looked up the NCI data. It is broken down by county too. Very easy to access for your project. Denise contributes to the data collection in LA.

What is with the warning label saying a product contains chemicals known to California to cause cancer etc?

  • Why is California the only state mentioned? This warning was on a can of artificial snow I recently purchased. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
  • California has higher regulations than what the Federal guidelines call for, particularly with lead. If the product is being sold in California, it is required to have the label on the packaging. Since most items available there are sold nationwide, the rest of us benefit from it. Once the other states get with the program, or the Feds catch on, you'll see the label updated.

Is it against the law in California to sell human breast milk?

  • I need to know if there are any laws prohibiting the sale of human breast milk in California. I know there are many conflicting opinions on this subject, but I'm not asking for anyone's thoughts or opinions. I would just like an answer to my question. Only serious & informed responses please. And please list any sources/references. Thank you. Milk banks only take donations. I donated to one when I had my last baby, but this time I really need the money and I know alot of people do sell their milk online. I just wanted to know if there were any laws against it. *Bloom B - Maybe you should've tried reading my question a little more thoroughly before responding.
  • "Right now, only California and New York have restrictions against selling breast milk. But other states are considering legislation to ban the practice." Quote from, According to this, it sounds like it is illegal to sell your breast milk in California. And why do some of you find it disgusting? Is cow milk better? Or formula made in factories? Let's not forget about Chinese formula that killed and made ill many, many babies. Human milk banks offer a wonderful and potentially life saving service to babies that are for some reason unable to receive breast milk from their mothers. Google it and educate yourselves before passing judgment.

what are the best modeling agencies in california?

  • I am a 22 year old male, i live in California, what are the best well known modeling agencies in Ca? Furthermore what exactly is it they look for in their models? I am 5'10" slender, white, brown hair, blue eyes, i walk with a straight spine. and always try to look more gqish, is there any tips anyone can give me, on what company's to go to, or how to enhance my features.
  • the top California agencies are SF - Ford, City, Stars, Look, Passport, JE Talent LA - LA Models, Vision LA, Ford, Elite, Next, Wilhelmina, Click, Photogenics, Nous, Bleu, One Management, Q, BMG Male models are usually 6' - 6'3" -- they will make an exception if you are incredibly gorgeous and have a hot body. You need to wear a size 42" long jacket. You need chiselled features, expressive eyes, a strong jawline, washboard stomach You may as well apply to as many agencies as possible - they usually have submission details on the website. If not then you have to call to ask

How to start home child care in california?

  • How to start home child care in california? Can someone tell me the steps to start a home child care in the state of California? What are the requirements?
  • Here is the link for the California Community Care Licensing Division...................................... You should find everything you need there. GOOD LUCK!!

In California is it still legal to grow your own marijuana for medical purposes?

  • I'm doing research on marijuana so the people from California need your help with this.
  • Yes it is legal and no county permit is needed. California Suprema Court just recently ruled that putting limits on how many plants a patient can grow can not be limited to 6 flowering and 12 vegetative plants cause it violate Prop 215. Prop 215 states that one can have up to 99 plants. Cause not every plant will produce several pounds of dried flower, but they vary from a plant being 2 inches tall and having only half a gram of dried flower, to a 6 footer with a few pounds of dried bud. But all must be for personal use.