Wildlife: Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians

To some, species such as nudibranchs, sweat bees, tarantulas, and red-legged frogs are lumped into the great wide world of creepy-crawlies. But these underfoot and underwater animals can be surprisingly interesting, albeit sometimes obscure. The sense of wonder and curiosity that these species spark is a reminder of wildlife’s inherent value, no matter the size or number of legs.

Latest from Wildlife: Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians

Tales of a Recovered Arachnophobe

October 23, 2013 by Paul Epstein

Gwen Heistand hasn’t always loved spiders: In fact, she used to be deathly afraid of them! As resident biologist at ...

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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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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.

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Fracking the land of the kit fox, and its fellow desert natives

August 21, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

What's in store for the desert species who've come to rely on an undeveloped landscape now threatened by a California oil boom?

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Biologists remove disease-spreading invasive frogs from Golden Gate Park

July 22, 2013 by Jackson Mauze

The "bubonic plague" of amphibian diseases is being carried by an invasive frog that's turned up in Golden Gate Park.

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In condor country comes a California oil boom

July 18, 2013 by Sarah Phelan

California could be on the verge of a major oil boom centered a stone's throw from the Bay Area. What does that mean for the landscape and the wildlife that call that place home?

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Walk Like a Newt

July 18, 2013 by Beth Slatkin

Lance Milbrand has spent more than 27 years as an independent filmmaker specializing in films about wild animals and marine ...

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How can you tell male vs female lizards?

July 07, 2013 by Michael Ellis

Q: Is there a way to tell the difference between male vs female lizards? How do they attract their mates? ...

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Happy 4th! Nature’s fireworks are on display

July 03, 2013 by Constance Taylor

As you scan the skies for pyrotechnic eye-candy, remember that nature makes its own quite impressive displays.

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Oakland’s bug guy wants you to like bugs too

June 19, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Eddie Dunbar has helped make Oakland a bit friendlier towards the Bay Area's creepy-crawlies.

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