Recently an outbreak of a naturally occurring domoic acid has been resulting in the illness and death of many large ocean predators off of Southern California including local marine mammals like dolphins and sealions as well as seabirds like loons and cormorants. If you see a dead or sick animal do not approach it, stay away and contact the Channel Islands Marine and Wildlife institute, a stranded marine mammal rescue organization, at (805) 567-1505 or at https://www.cimwi.org/online-rescue-form.
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The Port of Hueneme is one of the most productive and efficient commercial trade gateways for niche cargo on the West Coast. Five locally elected Port Commissioners govern the Port. The Port consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. ports for automobiles and fresh produce. Port operations support the community by bringing $2.2 billion in economic activity and creating 20,032 trade-related jobs. Trade through the Port of Hueneme generates more than $173.2 million in direct and related state and local taxes, which fund vital community services. In 2017, the Port of Hueneme became the first port in California to become Green Marine certified and was voted the Greenest Port in the U.S. at the Green Shipping Summit. www.portofh.org.
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