Southern Right Whale mother and calf travel more than 11,000 miles in 239 days

The star of this story is Electra, one of 18 Southern Right Whales tagged in 2021 at Península Valdés, Argentina.  This is only the second time that the complete migration of a Southern Right Whale from the calving ground in Península Valdés has been recorded, but the first time ever for a mother-calf pair. Electra and her calf left Península Valdés on November 6, 2021 and returned on May 21, 2022 after a long 18,087 kilometers (11,239 miles) journey that lasted 239 days.

Tons of lost fishing gear recovered off southern California coast

The California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project recovered more than 45 tons — 90,968 pounds — of lost, abandoned or otherwise discarded fishing gear along the Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego coasts and from around the Channel Islands in 2020 and 2021. The project is a program of the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.