Environment

Environment

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.

Local

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.

Environment

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.

Videos

Watch killer whales feast on a shark off the Central Coast

A drone captured this scene of a pod of orcas feeding on a sevengill shark on Dec. 13, 2016, off the coast of Monterey. The drone footage, by Slater Moore of Monterey Bay Whale Watch, shows about 25 whales and two babies.
Slater Moore GoWhales.com/Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Watch killer whales feast on a shark off the Central Coast 3:43

Watch killer whales feast on a shark off the Central Coast

How part of Adelaida Creek is being restored 1:18

How part of Adelaida Creek is being restored

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