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Seabird Protection Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Seabird Protection Network at Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary addresses human disturbance to breeding seabird colonies along the central California coast. These efforts are accomplished through an organized outreach and education program combined with law enforcement and other seabird management actions. Monitoring of California seabird breeding colonies helps guide outreach, education, and management efforts of the Network. Photo by Jason Thompson (www.mojoscoast.com)

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Protecting the Little Fish, Food for Many

July 12, 2011 by Juliet Grable

They’re the little guys. Small, silver, nondescript fish that are so hard to tell apart that many people simply call them “baitfish.” But though they don’t command the attention of a breaching humpback whale or trophy tuna, these humble creatures–from anchovies to squid–play a starring role in local marine ecosystems. New legislation aims to force fisheries managers to consider that role when writing plans for the state’s commercial fishing fleet.

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Feds Seek Comment on Farallones Mouse-eradication Plan

May 11, 2011 by Juliet Grable

Now extended through June 10, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking comment on a plan to use rodenticides to eradicate non-native house mice from the South Farallon Islands. Officials say the mice threaten nesting seabirds, but critics charge that the effort could actually endanger birds on the island.

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Kayaks and Breeding Birds at Alcatraz

January 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The nearly vertical cliffs on the western side of Alcatraz Island serve as a nursery for several species of seabirds.

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One Good Tern Deserves Another

July 01, 2008 by John Muir Laws

Summer brings a diversity of terns and skimmers to San Francisco Bay.

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Ano Nuevo and Farallones Seabird Nesting Update

July 01, 2006 by Matthew Bettelheim

As we reported in our July-September 2006 feature The Ups and Downs of Coastal Upwelling, last year’s delayed coastal upwelling

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