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Sea Otter Adoptees Born in Elkhorn Slough

January 01, 2017 by Elizabeth Devitt

A surrogate sea otter program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has helped grow the wild otter population in Elkhorn Slough.

 

Pacific Chorus Frogs Use Their Famous Calls to Stake Out Territory

January 01, 2017 by Claire Peaslee

That iconic Hollywood “ribbit” has a purpose.

 

Brightly Colored Parrot Mushrooms Love the Damp Dark Days of Winter

January 01, 2017 by Anna Towers

Parrot mushrooms love the dark days of winter.

 

Brain + Nature = Healthy

January 01, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Outdoors-lovers have long known that nature makes us feel good. Now scientists peering into the brain are starting to explain why.

 

Dark Treasure: Mount Diablo’s Lost Coal Mines

January 01, 2017 by Sylvia Linsteadt

An excerpt from Sylvia Lindsteadt’s Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area on the lost coal mines of Mount Diablo.