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Breaking News: "Black Fire" in Redwood Valley Black Bart Area

Monday 6:00 AM Cal Fire Incident Update: 417 acres, 50% contained. 10 crews, 4 dozers, 30 fire engines, 2 copters, 5 water tenders, 332 total personnel.  MANDATORY EVACUATIONS LIFTED from Hell's Delight Canyon Road.

"Fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees  Firefighters are working in extreme conditions; high heat, low humidity, with the potential for erratic winds.  Firefighters are aggressively utilizing resources to construct containment lines, extinguish hotspots near the containment lines & defend structures. The Evacuation Order has been cancelled. The American Red Cross has officially closed the Evacuation Shelter at Eagle Peak Middle School.  Red Cross representatives have advised that it can be re-opened, should a need exist. "

Follow this link to the Cal Fire Incident Update for current details for the Black Fire.

If you have threatened animals: Parducci Wine Cellars has two 4 acre paddocks available to anyone evacuating large animals. Lake Mendocino drive exit on Tollini lane. Contact Tim via call or text if you need a space to evacuate animals at (707) 272-1083.

Updates on the Mendocino County Sheriff Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MendocinoSheriff

Updates on Twitter (#BlackFire): https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackFire?src=hash

Listen to emergency live feeds: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/6248/web

Here is a MAP of the fire/evacuation area as of 9 AM Sunday.

Marine Mammals on Ecology Hour

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on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 in Politics and Public Affairs

Our guest on Tuesday June 24, 2014 was Dr. James Harvey, Director of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory.  He spoke mainly about Harbor Seals, who are much more fascinating and complex animals than we knew before this show!  Although Harbor Seals are quite commonly seen along our coasts, much of their social behavior takes place under water and has only recently been observed by humans.  We learned of male territorial defense, a phenomenon discovered by Dr. Harvey’s research team; the year-long gestation with a three-month “pause” in development; and the curious behavior of males when establishing dominance, among many other insights.

Sea Lions, the other common pinniped along our coast, are equally fascinating and surprisingly different in many ways, despite the shared habitat and physical similarity.  The differential migration of males and females post-breeding, and the probable reason why they do it, highlighted the amazing complexity of evolutionary adaptation.  Dr. Harvey also told us a great story about his research into how Sea Lions follow salmon trollers and take fish from the lines.

It was a captivating discussion, ranging from fecal matter and fish ear-bones to the effects of El Nino events.   We hope to have Dr. Harvey return to our show next year when the Gray Whales are migrating, so he can tell us about those amazing creatures as well.

The complete program is available here.

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