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July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Avocet Research Associates, established in 1984, is an independent biological consulting firm. ARA wildlife biologists conduct monitoring studies of avian populations in Bay Area wetlands to document habitat affinities, abundance, viability, and reproductive success. We have collaborated with many of the environmental consulting firms and public agencies in the Bay Area to develop restoration plans, monitor goals and protocols, achieve long-term objectives, and solve management challenges. Our main focus is on rare, threatened, and endangered species, however we also conduct broad-scale biological reconnaissance, assessments, and impact analyses. Personnel includes: Jules Evens, Mary Anne Flett, Rich Stallcup, and Seth Bunnell.
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
Aquarium of the Bay is a nonprofit marine nature center dedicated to inspiring conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Owned and operated by the The Bay Institute, the aquarium has exhibits focused on the Bay’s diverse aquatic animals and distinctive ecosystems.
May 15, 2012 by Joe Eaton
What’s the cutest fish in the sea? To some biologists, it’s the bat ray, which cruises along the floor of local bays and estuaries, chomping on clams and other creatures. Maybe it’s time to make bottom-feeder a term of endearment! Springtime is breeding time for these friendly fish.
May 01, 2012 by Melati Kaye
Thanks to the nonprofit Kids for the Bay, each year a few thousand kids learn firsthand why those “Drains to Bay” stencils on storm grates are so important — and why eating fish from San Francisco Bay may not always be a good idea.
January 09, 2012 by Liz Proctor
A toxic waste dump may seem an unlikely place to stroll around and enjoy the San Francisco Bay. But East Palo Alto is restoring and capping such a site in order to give the public access to the water for the first time. The restoration project will also restore marshlands for struggling species like the clapper rail and salt mouse harvest mouse.
November 18, 2011 by Alison Hawkes
Four surfboard-sized vehicles set sail off the coast of the San Francisco Bay on Thursday in an attempt to break world records in ocean exploration and robotics. The “wave gliders” will, if successful, traverse the longest distance of any unmanned ocean craft as they cross the Pacific Ocean.
October 28, 2011 by Beth Slatkin
Beth Huning’s current position as Coordinator of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture isn’t her first role in the field of wetlands conservation, but it certainly is one that brings together her passion for birds, her commitment to environmental protection, and her ability to work well with people representing many different constituencies. That’s essential when running a consortium of over 26 groups focused on San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands. Just this month the Joint Venture celebrated its 15th anniversary.