Latest from California Academy of Sciences
July 10, 2015 by Brett Simpson
A rare agricultural biodiversity survey gives MALT a chance to explore its stunning new acquisition above Tomales Bay.
May 10, 2015 by Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth
At low tide on the North Coast right now, the tidepools teem with Hopkins' rose nudibranchs. “This is not normal business as usual," says scientist Terry Gosliner.
January 15, 2015 by Alison Hawkes
New documentary film series explores how humans and nature are codependent.
May 06, 2014 by Eric Simons
The California Academy of Sciences acquired the nature-cataloguing tool iNaturalist in late April in a merger of two of the Bay Area’s most prominent faces of public science.
April 14, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin
There are lots of pretty pictures of the 3,000 nudibranchs species already discovered, but few specifics. Key elements of their fundamental biology are still poorly understood, or not understood at all. Or not even examined.
February 27, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin
A few years ago a Bay Nature reader spotted something golden and shiny on her carpet. Suspecting it was a piece of jewelry she picked it up, only to find it was alive! What kind of beetle is golden, metallic and looks like a ladybug?
January 13, 2014 by Sarah Allen
Our growing understanding of orca ecotypes — bolstered by recent advances in research technology and protocols — has been a major key to unlocking the mystery of the killer whales of the eastern North Pacific.
The Making of The Boneman: How a Bookseller from Homer, Alaska Became the California Academy of Sciences’ Orca Skeleton Expert
January 08, 2014 by Eric Simons
Why the California Academy of Sciences brought in a bookseller from Homer, Alaska to help lead the articulation of its rare orca skeleton -- and how Lee Post became “Lee Post AKA The Boneman,” one of the world’s leading authorities on the re-putting-together of beached whales.