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Snowy Plovers nest at Stinson Beach for first time in 30 years

June 26, 2013 by Claire Peaslee

Not only are snowy plovers nesting in unexpected places this year, at least one pair appears to be a bit unconventional.

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Planets on the Sand

August 31, 2012 by Paul Epstein

The universe: sparse matter, mostly vacuum. Almost every year since 2004, Dave Grossman and Pat Mundy have installed a temporary ...

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Beachcombers Hunt Plastic, and Data

July 01, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn

It's early on a weekday morning, and Chris Pincetich is sifting through a small pile of debris on Stinson Beach. He's at the high-water mark, called the wrack line. That's where buoyant ocean flotsam gets stuck as the tide goes out. As we walk along, he stops and points out how plastic strapping looks a lot like weathered eelgrass. Pincetich isn't your ordinary beachcomber. He's a scientist trying to compile a local data set for a global problem: marine plastic pollution.

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Mole Crab Decline

July 01, 2008 by Aleta George

On sandy beaches from Alaska to Baja, you’ve likely seen plovers, sanderlings, willets, and other shorebirds foraging for food in ...

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The Beach as Office

July 01, 2008 by Joe Cervelin

I go to the beach in January. Sometimes I bring a sweater and a hat. I go to the beach in June in work clothes and roll up the cuffs. It reminds me why I'm still in California, what my rent really includes, that I'm alive...

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Car Free on Mount Tam

July 01, 2001 by Heather Evergreen

Mount Tam's Steep Ravine and Dipsea trails take you from conifer forest to open slopes to sandy beach. And, best of all, when you take the bus and not your car, you don't have to walk back uphill afterwards.

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