Blog Archive: San Pedro

San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center sees uptick in starving animals

San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center is set to open its new 300-square-foot enclosure Thursday. And it’s coming just in time. This year looks to be a repeat of 2013 and 2014, when starving sea lion pups turned up on beaches in large numbers, taxing the center’s space and resources. Actually, thus far, 2015 seems even worse. For comparison, by this time last year, the center had admitted 24 animals, said David Bard, executive director of the Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur in Angels Gate Park. So far this year, he said the center has brought in 48 animals for treatment.

San Pedro residents push to open up Sunken City for public use

There’s an allure about Sunken City that’s hard to resist. Explorers from as far away as Europe are drawn to the post-apocalyptic landscaped ruins, the collapsed remains of what once was a San Pedro neighborhood offering an edge-of-the-world view of the vast Pacific Ocean. The 6-acre property at the eastern end of Point Fermin Park is dotted with “No Trespassing” signs — often scrawled over with graffiti — because it’s also dangerous. Many people have fallen to their deaths after getting too close to the cliff’s edge.

California fishery managers try to curb spiny lobster hunting as value grows

Bucking its tail and shaking its antennae with menacing clicks, a foot-long male California spiny lobster tried to free itself from Paul Romanowski’s tight grip.

The nocturnal animal wanted to be returned to the black nighttime ocean, where it had ventured out of a cave perhaps in search of sea urchins or mussels to eat along the giant, sloping rocks that form the Los Angeles Harbor breakwall.

Stranded sea lion pups overwhelming San Pedro Marine Mammal Care Center

By Kristin S. Agostoni, Staff Writer Dozens of bony sea lion pups are overwhelming San Pedro’s Marine Mammal Care Center — barking, yelping, and groaning like restless children. A cadre of dedicated volunteers is struggling to keep up with the surge, possibly brought on by more pups leaving their mothers earlier than usual, center officials believe. Without refined hunting skills, the pups are turning up on local beaches emaciated and confused. The center in January

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