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Will this year’s good ocean conditions last?

November 15, 2012 by Aleta George

The first thing we heard was the exhalation of the animal,” says marine ecologist Kirsten Lindquist about the blue whale ...

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Charting Climate Change on the Central Coast

June 07, 2010 by Lester Rowntree

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, along with its sister sanctuaries to the north and south, Cordell Banks and Monterey Bay, are sentinels for the effects of global warming on ocean waters. And, as documented in a new report released, Central California's offshore waters and coastline are already showing the effects of global warming.

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Whales at the Farallon Islands

July 11, 2008 by Jessica Taekman

Picture hungry tourists swarming around an all-you-can-eat buffet. Only the tourists are 100 feet long and weigh almost 200,000 pounds. These are blue whales, the largest animals ever, and they've come to feast on some of the tiniest animals on the planet: millions upon millions of tiny shrimplike krill.

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Taking the Heat

January 01, 2008 by Glen Martin

Though we may not be able to detect it on a day-to-day basis, climate change has come to the Bay Area and is already leaving its mark on local ecosystems: rising tides in the Bay, increasingly severe wildfires, acidification of ocean waters. While it may be too late to avoid global warming's early stages, there is a lot we can do to both understand and mitigate its impacts on our landscapes and watersheds. With the support of world-class research institutions and an active environmental movement, Bay Area scientists are taking the lead in this crucial effort.

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Grunion

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

Most summers, cold northerly winds off the Pacific Coast drive warm surface waters away from the shoreline and churn up ...

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Letter from the Publisher

October 01, 2007 by David Loeb

As we enter the last weeks of the dry season and await the return of the rains that will put ...

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Diving into Our Ocean Sanctuaries

October 01, 2007 by David Lukas

While living for a while on the Monterey Peninsula, I found myself drawn time and again from the cafes and shops of Pacific Grove down to the waters of Monterey Bay. Sometimes I would just sit on a bench and look for sea otters resting and feeding their pups in the undulating kelp beds. My time in Monterey was a small but privileged window into the wonderful diversity that makes the central coast of California one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world...

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Explore Ocean Upwelling Firsthand!

July 01, 2006 by Lou Sian

To really see marine upwelling up close, you’d need to put on SCUBA gear and jump into the frigid Pacific ...

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Cutting Through the Fog

July 01, 2002 by Harold Gilliam

While the rest of the West bakes in the summer heat, Bay Area residents salute the return of the fog. Renowned environmental journalist Harold Gilliam explains the dynamics of the Bay Area's natural air-conditioning system as two local photographers capture its fleeting beauty.

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