California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigates the death of three sea otters washed ashore on the Santa Cruz Coast, offering a $10,000 reward for those with information regarding their shooter.
The population of rare island foxes in California, after being in the brink of extinction, is now recovering at a rapid rate.
Even though Lonesome George -- the last member of the Pinta Island Galapagos Tortoises -- died in 2012, scientists may be able to revive his species with the genetic help of close relatives.
A new giant tortoise species, named the Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise, was recently found in Galapagos. Now studies are helping researchers target conservation efforts that will help protect the animals and their natural habitats.
Elephant seals are a top predator in oceans, so they consume high quantities of mercury from their prey. However, during an annual shedding period, they release this toxin right back into the ocean. This has a significant impact on marine environments.