The (continued) return of the northern fur seal to the Farallones
-- or, on the punnier side, as Bay Nature has it in the last issue, "Seals Make a Fur-ious Comeback in the Bay Area." Here's a teaser:
The return of northern fur seals to the Farallon Islands has become one of the Bay Area’s great conservation success stories. But it’s not over yet. Summer is pupping season, and the islands’ fur seal population continues to grow so rapidly that the animals not only are snatching prime beachfront territory from larger yet less aggressive California sea lions, but could someday potentially displace other, more sensitive species ...." Read on.