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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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Sea Stewards

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Advocates for a healthy San Francisco Bay and Ocean.Sea Stewards produces ocean media and education, and conducts shark conservation research.

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Pelagic Shark Research Foundation

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Sponsors and conducts field research and education programs to help increase our understanding of sharks and related fish.

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Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Interpretive Center features exhibits, programs and activities designed to inspire a sense of appreciation, respect and stewardship for the Bay, its inhabitants and the services they provide.

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Top Shark: This One Goes to Seven!

July 01, 2011 by Michael Ellis

The biggest shark in the Bay is the seven-gill–with two more gill slits than the average shark. Why the extras? Well, turns out they’re probably an evolutionary accident, but these are still fascinating animals–up to 10 feet long, and swimming right out there in the Bay!

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Toothy Charisma and More at SF Ocean Film Festival

March 04, 2011 by Erica Reder

A film festival about the ocean doesn’t have to look far for charisma: certain toothy creatures and wave-riding daredevils will easily draw audiences. But the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, now in its eighth year, aspires to do more than just fill seats. Be inspired and learn what you can do to help — March 9-13.

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Saving the Bay’s Sharks

October 01, 2010 by Aleta George

October 2010 is the second-annual Sharktoberfest–time to celebrate and learn about these critical predators of the Bay: sevengill cowsharks, leopard sharks, spiny dogfish, and more.

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Large-Mouthed Shark Gets Attention in Monterey

July 09, 2010 by Amos Hausman-Rogers

Some unwitting humans are bobbing in the water off the coast of California. A gigantic shark, 30 feet long, rises from the depths of the dark ocean. The shark slowly approaches the people, and then …

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Beyond Jaws

January 01, 2010 by Glen Martin

Fast, silent, and deadly, the great white shark has long evoked both fear and awe among those who live, work, and play along the California coast. Yet for all its press–both good and bad–we’ve known remarkably little about the life of this iconic creature. But recent scientific studies using pioneering tracking techniques are finally giving us a better look at the white shark’s wide-ranging haunts and habits.

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Give Me Shelter

October 01, 2008 by David Wimpfheimer

Harbor seals, migrating seabirds, and other wildlife find shelter in the productive waters of Drakes Estero at Point Reyes.

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