A modern ecology of San Francisco Bay
The sparkle of San Francisco Bay is a familiar sight. Its waters are a nursery for fish, a highway for oil tankers, and the backdrop to more than 7 million human lives. Ariel Rubissow Okamoto and Kathleen M. Wong discuss the natural and human forces that have shaped California’s largest estuary, from the bay’s stealthy currents to the developers and environmentalists who have altered its shores. Longtime local science writers, Okamoto and Wong are the authors of Natural History of San Francisco Bay (2011), part of the California Natural History Guides series published by the University of California Press.