Had a busy week last week covering the ocean (by chance) for the Ventura County Star, I'm happy to say.
On otters: fishermen not happy with prospect of being regulated by endangered species laws.
On whales: CA air regulations may have saved whales from collisions with ships, but that could end.
On birds: On the Channel Islands, the National Park Service is restoring a wetland.
Pic of island scrub jay by the talented, hard-working Juan Carlo.