“Marine vomit,” coho fry and a malicious killing

by on October 15, 2012

"Marine vomit" is a fast-growing sea squirt, Didemnum vexillum, that is thousands of tiny animals clustered under a common membrane. Photo courtesy of USGS.

Time for Monday’s news digest:
  • “Marine vomit” turns up as a new, alarming invasive species in Drakes Estero. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  •  U.S. Ninth Circuit hears arguments in case involving CA’s landmark greenhouse gas emission law. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Bizarre story. Two UC Berkeley law students have been charged with willful malicious torture and killing of wildlife for beheading a rare bird in a Las Vegas casino chase. [SFist]
  • Highest number of coho fry found in West Marin creeks in six years. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Transit officials admit they didn’t follow federal rules to protect endangered species in San Rafael-Santa Rosa transit project. [Marin Independent Journal]

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