About Eric Simons

Eric Simons is the editorial director at Bay Nature and author of The Secret Lives of Sports Fans and Darwin Slept Here.

Contributions

Why Is it So Hot If There’s No El Nino?

January 23, 2015 by Eric Simons

The ocean is hot. The state is hot. The globe is hot. Oh, yeah, and it's 70 degrees in January. Why? And does it have anything to do with El Nino?

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Bay Buffet: The Spawn of the Pacific Herring

January 08, 2015 by Eric Simons

The pulses in this silver fish wave, reaching up to a mile long by a mile wide, represent perhaps the largest aggregations of animals you’ll ever find in Northern California.

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To Get Kids to the Wilderness, Oakland Group Trains and Equips Trip Leaders

December 15, 2014 by Eric Simons

Oakland-based Bay Area Wilderness Training tries to provide teachers and trip leaders with everything they need -- from leadership skills to equipment -- to get kids out in nature.

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Pier 94: By the People, For the Birds

December 02, 2014 by Eric Simons

P ier 94 salt marsh is located at the end of a wide road with dirt piled high on either ...

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Not Doomed (Yet): A Q&A With Extinction Experts Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly

November 24, 2014 by Eric Simons

Two biologists discuss Earth's alarming extinction rate.

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Sharks, “Swimming Noses,” May Lose Their Sense in a More Acidic Ocean

November 07, 2014 by Eric Simons

While ocean acidification research often focuses on its impact on shelled animals such as corals or oysters, research is now showing the extent of the problem it will cause for fish like sharks, salmon, and rockfish.

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Mushrooms to the Rescue!

November 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

In the glare of the bright sunshine flooding Duffel Meadow, a pale swath of cattle-trodden grassland near Orinda, several dozen ...

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For Nontraditional Conservationists, A New Career Pathway

October 23, 2014 by Eric Simons

The Golden Hour Restoration Institute has announced plans to offer an applied master restoration certificate.

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In An Unusual Year for Upwelling, Research Cruise Keeps an Eye on Marine Sanctuaries’ Rich Life

September 29, 2014 by Eric Simons

For the past decade, the Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies expedition has monitored the ocean waters just west of the Bay Area. Recently, researchers took the boat in search of krill, the base of California's marine life.

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Ocean Beach’s Sand Supply Dries Up, Leaving Plovers Squeezed

September 16, 2014 by Eric Simons

San Francisco's Ocean Beach, already struggling with foot traffic and free-roaming domestic pets, faces a serious erosion problem.

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