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Meet Bay Nature’s 2017 Local Heroes

November 02, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its 4 Local Hero Award winners for 2017.

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What Lurks Beneath

February 08, 2016 by Brendan Buhler

A small research team sets out in the search for a potential ocean killer. But in this unusual year, nature is not cooperating with her interrogators.

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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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Counting Harbor Porpoises with Carbon Currency

February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

San Francisco Bay's waters have clearly become popular with the porpoises. What researchers want to know now is: What does that mean about the Bay ecosystem itself?

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Sailor’s Guide Nature Guide

July 09, 2013 by John Muir Laws

Jack Laws brings us a guide SF Bay wildlife just in time for the America's Cup.

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Waist Deep in North Bay Wetlands

July 01, 2013 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

North Bay wetlands restoration is in high gear along Highway 37, where restoration planners and crews are making big strides in bringing back the tides.

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Bay Restoration: Lines in the Mud

June 30, 2013 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

Over decades of struggle, San Francisco Bay restoration has become the expectation, a difficult challenge still, but one everyone's agreed to fight for.

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How would the Bay Area respond to its next oil spill?

June 14, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Bay Nature takes a trip on a training exercise where California officials show off the latest techniques in oil spill containment in the San Francisco Bay.

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Making the Most of Mud

February 01, 2013 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

San Francisco Bay has been clearing up, but that's not necessarily a good thing for marshes in an age of sea level rise. Those marshes need mud so they can keep up with rising tides.

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San Francisco Bay herring running at Mission Bay

January 09, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

The herring are running again in San Francisco, and it’s quite a show. Commercial fishing boats cast their nets in ...

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