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San Francisco native David Carroll just embarked on a six-month sojourn in the Galapagos Islands.

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GGRO’s 25 Years Getting to Know Raptors

October 19, 2009 by David Carroll

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, the Marin-based organization that tracks the movements of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Since 1984, more than 1,500 volunteers have logged 40,000 hours alongside staff and scientists to monitor raptors along one of West Coast's most trafficked migratory routes.

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New Submarine Explores California’s Sea Floor

September 25, 2009 by David Carroll

The Nature Conservancy launched the Beagle, a new deep-sea submersible whose first missions is to assess the impacts of different kinds of trawling in Morro Bay.

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Book Review: The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus (Second Edition)

November 14, 2008 by David Carroll

The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus (Second Edition), edited by Tonya M. Haff, Martha T. Brown, and ...

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Join in for Coastal Cleanup Day!

September 12, 2008 by David Carroll

Thousands of volunteers from around California will converge on beaches, lakes and rivers for the 24th annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 20. You could be one of them!

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 08, 2008 by David Carroll

In the early hours from moonset to dawn between August 8 and 14, skywatchers in the Bay Area will be able to see the spectacular annual show put on by the Perseid meteor shower. At its peak on August 12, the tiny cast-off comet particles will streak across the sky at rates up to 60 per hour. Stay up late, grab a blanket or a lounge chair, find a spot away from streetlights, and enjoy the show!

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Charting the Course for Bay Area National Parks

July 22, 2008 by David Carroll

Until August 1, 2008, you can add your comments to a major planning process for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and other Bay Area parks managed by the National Park Service.

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The Steelhead of Alameda Creek

July 01, 2008 by David Carroll

Across the Bay from Pilarcitos, in the Alameda Creek watershed, SFPUC finds itself involved in another steelhead restoration discussion, centered ...

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In the Wake of the Oil Spill

April 01, 2008 by David Carroll

Not long after the cargo ship Cosco Busan ran into the Bay Bridge last November, it was clear that the ...

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A Big Year for Rare Species

January 01, 2008 by David Carroll

From Mori Point in Pacifica to Lands End in San Francisco and all the way up to Tomales Bay, the ...

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Coyote Valley: Another Drive-By Extinction?

October 01, 2007 by David Carroll

As we report in The Checkerspot Comes Home, Coyote Ridge southeast of San Jose is one of the last refuges ...

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San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Resources

October 01, 2007 by David Carroll

The November 7 oil spill in San Francisco Bay has us all looking for information on how to help. At ...

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Book Review: Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and other Western States

October 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Field Guide to Plant Galls of California and Other Western States, by Ron Russo, UC Press, 2007, 400 pages, $24.95 ...

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Book Review: Neptune’s Ark: From Ichthyosaurs to Orcas

October 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Neptune’s Ark: From Ichthyosaurs to Orcas, by David Rains Wallace, UC Press, 2007, 313 pages, $27.50 www.ucpress.edu The thin continental ...

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The Cattle Baron and the Elk

July 01, 2007 by David Carroll

The 19th-century cattle baron Henry Miller (not the noted California author of the same name), who once had an estate ...

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The Gopher Underground

July 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Years ago, in my mother’s garden, an ominous mound appeared: a volcano- or horseshoe-shaped pile of earth with an off-center ...

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Visiting the San Pablo Baylands

July 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Despite covering a large area that has abundant wildlife, the San Pablo Baylands offer few public access points, among them ...

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Bay Area Pond Walks

April 01, 2007 by David Carroll

With the heat of summer not yet upon us, now is the best time to take stock of ponds all ...

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Bay Trail Resources

April 01, 2007 by David Carroll

Richmond isn’t the only place where the Bay Trail is coming together. In fact, one of the longest continuous segments ...

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