Wildlife: Birds, Mammals, Fish

Sea otters, brown pelicans, chinook salmon, tule elk: these are just some of the amazing species that inhabit the San Francisco Bay Area. Their charisma has inspired countless conservation efforts and have enticed everyday people and impassioned naturalists into the wild.

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“Bay Nature on the Air” Nominated for Northern California Emmy Award

May 14, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

Bay Nature on the Air -- nature shorts based on features from Bay Nature magazine -- has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award.

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Tule Elk Relocated As Numbers Rebound

May 07, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

How do you relocate a 1,000-pound bull? Wildlife officials truck California's "homegrown elk" to new sanctuaries.

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New Genetics Research May Shed Light on the Secretive Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse

May 06, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

Although many people are studying salt marsh harvest mice, or "salties," as they are affectionately known, San Francisco State graduate student Anastasia Ennis is one of a few people studying harvest mouse population genetics.

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Orcas Erupt at Point Reyes

April 29, 2014 by Eric Simons

A pod of orcas put on a show for visitors off the shore of the Point Reyes Lighthouse this weekend. Check out these photos.

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First Blue Heron Cam in California Set up at Stow Lake

April 18, 2014 by Autumn Sartain

A blue heron cam will be watching the majestic birds nest on Stow Lake this year to aid in research and public education.

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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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The Fish We Never Knew

April 16, 2014 by Eric Simons

The Galapagos damselfish exists only in the specimens collection at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Bay Nature editorial director Eric Simons considers the fish and its lessons in a changing world.

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Trailblazing with TRAC’s Bruce Beyaert

April 10, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

This year, the Trails for Richmond Action Committee (TRAC) is celebrating its 15th year as the leading advocacy group for ...

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Explaining the Cosco Busan Spill’s Toxic Effects: Scientists Report A Link Between Oil and Fish Heart Health

April 09, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

Seven years after the Cosco Busan oil spill, a group of scientists led by Barbara Block at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey have discovered the exact chemical pathway that makes oil such an insidious toxin.

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Counting Crows: Why are there So Many?

April 04, 2014 by Ilana DeBare

The crow population is exploding, and with it the number of nuisance complaints. But perhaps crows deserve a bit more respect for being so resilient and smart.

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