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Santa Clara Water District Cuts Reservoir Releases to Local Creeks and Ponds

June 02, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann

Santa Clara Valley Water District officials say they are facing an “unprecedented shortage” of water this year, and as the ...

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Sea Turtle Restoration Project

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Sea Turtle Restoration Project fights to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that make cultural and economic sense to the communities that share the beaches and waters with them. Has offices in California, Texas, Papua New Guinea, and Costa Rica.

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Native Son

April 01, 2010 by Matthew Bettelheim

The Pacific Coast of North America has only one species of native turtle: the western pond turtle. Just 80 years ago, a naturalist found more than 100 of these creatures thriving along an unremarkable stretch of a local creek. Today, a similar survey turns up a fraction of that, as natives compete with plentiful escaped pet turtles and other exotics. But a new conservation plan could tip that balance, and public awareness, back in the western pond turtle's favor.

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Are there any resident animal species in the region that hibernate in winter, even though we don’t usually have snow or freezing temperatures?

January 01, 2001 by Joe Eaton

That depends on what you mean by hibernation. All but one of the Bay Area’s 13 species of bats are ...

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