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Free again: Bald eagle spreads her wings, returns to the Central Coast wild

A female bald eagle nursed back to health after being found injured and emaciated at Fort Hunter Liggett 7 months ago was released back into the wild Wednesday. The 12-year-old bird, known only by its A23 tag, was one of more than 100 bald eagles introduced back to the Channel Islands as part of a breeding program.

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Sudden oak death disease found in SLO County for the first time

Disease soon could be infecting oak trees in San Luis Obispo County, according to a new UC Berkeley study. In San Luis Obispo County, survey maps show many of the infected bay laurels were found along Stenner Creek and in Prefumo Canyon in San Luis Obispo and Santa Rosa Creek near Cambria. A few also were found west of Atascadero near Highway 41.

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Arroyo Grande museum to give up-close look at watershed, marine life

Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and educating the public about the Arroyo Grande Creek ecosystem, is in the process of building a Watershed Education Center that will give kids and families an opportunity to explore the important local ecosystem, complete with different types of fish and marine life.

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Dolphin swims up and splashes Morro Bay surfer

While surfing in Morro Bay on July 30, 2016, Atascadero resident Pat Pemberton had a close encounter with a trio of dolphins — and, lucky for us, he got video of it. Watch as one of the dolphins swims underneath him, then splashes his surfboard with its tail.

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Free again: Bald eagle spreads her wings, returns to the Central Coast wild

A female bald eagle nursed back to health after being found injured and emaciated at Fort Hunter Liggett 7 months ago was released back into the wild Wednesday. The 12-year-old bird, known only by its A23 tag, was one of more than 100 bald eagles introduced back to the Channel Islands as part of a breeding program.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Free again: Bald eagle spreads her wings, returns to the Central Coast wild 1:11

Free again: Bald eagle spreads her wings, returns to the Central Coast wild

Injured bald eagle rehabilitated by Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay 0:16

Injured bald eagle rehabilitated by Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay

It's tarantula season in SLO County 0:59

It's tarantula season in SLO County

An outing with Cal Poly marine biology students 0:29

An outing with Cal Poly marine biology students