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2008-07-08 12:00:39

By Shelby Martin, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 8--A wayward sea lion trapped in a Santa Clara creek was rescued Monday, thanks to a dozen volunteers, some strong fishing nets and a jumbo-size dog kennel. The capture ended the sea lion's 10-day adventure in Silicon Valley, which drew dozens of curious onlookers and featured two previous unsuccessful attempts to corral her. The sea lion was first sighted June 27 in the shallow water of a concrete-lined channel along the San Tomas...

2008-07-07 15:00:25

Animal rescuers likely will keep trying to remove a sea lion trapped in shallow waters along a concrete channel of a creek in California, officials say. The sea lion has spent 10 days in waters along the San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail in Santa Clara, Calif., not far from the San Tomas Expressway, the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News reported Monday. Jim Oswald, spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., said crews had already made two unsuccessful attempts to rescue...

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2007-05-19 08:39:17

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Marine scientists trying to lure two injured whales out of a river prepared Friday for Plan B: Herding the animals by boat while banging pipes underwater. In the meantime, a marine mammal rescue crew aboard a Coast Guard cutter stuck with the original strategy of playing recorded sounds of other humpbacks feeding. The mother whale and calf are stranded at the Port of Sacramento, having hit a dead-end after traveling 90 miles through San Francisco Bay and up the...

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2006-11-28 15:00:00

By MARCUS WOHLSEN SAN FRANCISCO - Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish. Now a series of sea-lion attacks on people in recent months has led experts to warn that the animals are not as cute and cuddly as they appear. "People should understand these animals are out there not to attack people or...

2005-11-18 08:14:14

By Timothy Gardner ASTORIA, Ore (Reuters) - A state employee wielding a wooden club walked the slippery docks looking for a sea lion oozing blood from a gunshot wound. "Have you seen the stinky one?" the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worker asked a visitor after shooing a gaggle of California sea lions weighing up to 800 pounds (365 kg) off the slick slats. "He was here a few days ago. Somebody shot him and now he's rotting from the inside." Officials didn't know who shot...

2005-11-18 08:07:39

By Timothy Gardner ASTORIA, Ore (Reuters) - A state employee wielding a wooden club walked the slippery docks looking for a sea lion oozing blood from a gunshot wound. "Have you seen the stinky one?" the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife worker asked a visitor after shooing a gaggle of California sea lions weighing up to 800 pounds (365 kg) off the slick slats. "He was here a few days ago. Somebody shot him and now he's rotting from the inside." Officials didn't know who shot...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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