New Report Shows Decline in Delta Fish Populations

November 06, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A recent report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a decline in fish populations in the San-Joaquin Sacramento Delta.


Wasting Disease Devastates West Coast Starfish

November 04, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Marine scientists are investigating a recent outbreak of ‘sea star wasting syndrome’ that has ravaged starfish populations along the West Coast.

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Saving the Palos Colorados Trail, Santa Clara to See Water Bottle Refill Stations

November 01, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Thanks to the efforts of volunteers, Joaquin Miller Park’s Palos Colorados trail has escaped permanent closure—and more Bay Area nature news.

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What’s That Little White Moth in the Oak Forest, and Why So Many?

October 25, 2013 by Eric Simons

I’ve noticed lots of butterflies (moths?) in the Indian Valley Open Space area of Novato (oak forest). I haven’t seen this many in previous years. The butterflies are about the size of a nickel or quarter and are white. What kind of butterfly are they?

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Juvenile Coho Salmon in Walker Creek, First Glimpse of Condor Cam in Big Sur

October 25, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Juvenile coho salmon have recently appeared in Walker Creek, and more Bay Area nature news.

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Why Does the Pacific Leatherback Turtle Migrate to Californian Waters to Feed?

October 23, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Ever wondered why the Pacific leatherback turtle migrates from Indonesian waters to the California coast to feed on jellyfish?

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Bay Area National Parks Reopen, Dredging River May Benefit Antioch Butterflies

October 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bay Area National Parks reopen, and more nature news…

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Keeping Cigarette Butt Litter Out of the Bay

October 15, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

As cities and counties across the Bay tackle the problem of single-use plastic bags, cigarette butt litter continues to threaten the Bay’s water quality and wildlife.


Point Molate Beach Park Opens After Long Closure

October 14, 2013 by Sean Greene

Point Molate Beach Park reopened at sunrise Monday morning after being closed for more than a decade due to budget woes.


From Indonesia to California – Protecting Pacific Leatherback Turtles

October 13, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Did you know the Pacific leatherback turtle is California’s official marine reptile? Nesting in Indonesia then migrating to Californian waters to feast on jellyfish, this elusive species is a truly global traveler. But with threats both in the Pacific and on their nesting beaches, the leatherback turtle may not be around for that much longer.