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A New Haven for the Leopard Shark

April 17, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Leopard sharks are a shallow-water coastal species, with a range extending from southern Oregon to southern Baja California. They are the most abundant shark species in the San Francisco Bay.

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Nudibranchs, Kings of the Tidepool, Command An Audience

April 14, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

There are lots of pretty pictures of the 3,000 nudibranchs species already discovered, but few specifics. Key elements of their fundamental biology are still poorly understood, or not understood at all. Or not even examined.

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How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? Despite Uncertainty, Salmon Forecasts Favorable

February 28, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

How Much Water Does it Take to Grow an Almond? And more Bay Area nature news…

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Creating a Drought-Resilient Garden with California Natives

February 27, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Over five years ago, Nalani and Anna Heath-Delaney, ditched their water guzzling lawn and planted a colorful and diverse native plant garden. They have since saved water, provided habitat for local species and created a native plant sanctuary. With the current drought, now is the perfect time to consider transitioning your garden and “going native.”

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Complete Nest Failure at Martin Griffin Preserve’s Heronry

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

The great egret colony at Martin Griffin Preserve in West Marin failed to fledge any young egrets in 2013, the first time in the preserve’s 62-year history, leading Audubon Canyon Ranch to change public access to the preserve for 2014.

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NAFTA Leaders and Monarch Butterflies, Scientists To Test Kelp For Radiation

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Do monarch butterflies need space on the North American summit agenda? And more Bay Area nature news…

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Are Black Squirrels Common in the Bay Area?

February 20, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Love them or hate them, squirrels are everywhere. But how common are black squirrels?

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Western Monarch Population Hanging On

February 18, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Monarch butterfly populations in California’s coastal overwintering sites showed a slight — and surprising — rebound in 2013 after more than a decade of dwindling numbers.

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Could CA’s Drought Last 200 Years? Marin Officials Tell Feds to Ease GGNRA Dog Ban

February 14, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Could California’s drought last 200 years? And more Bay Area nature news….

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San Francisco Students Display Their Scientific Flair at Annual Science Fair

February 10, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

More than 200 science projects from 34 San Francisco schools will be on display at the Randall Museum in Corona Heights for the next two weeks as part of the San Francisco Middle School Science Fair.

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