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We post the best local nature videos we find from YouTube here, but Bay Nature also produces several kinds of videos and you can see them all here. Broadcast on Northern California public TV stations, our Bay Nature on the Air segments showcase the natural diversity of local ecosystems and natural attractions. You’ll also find videos of our naturalist-guided hikes and audio slideshows that inform you about Bay Area parks and wildlife.

Steelhead spawning in Palo Alto Creek

March 14, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

An underwater camera captures footage of steelhead salmon spawning in San Francisquito Creek in Palo Alto. The video footage comes from Beyond Searsville Dam, a group seeking the removal of Stanford University’s Searsville Dam in order to allow steelhead to return to headwaters to spawn.

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Gulls gone wild

February 11, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

At this time of year, Point Richmond becomes a feeding frenzy as gulls, brown pelicans and ducks feast on schools of herring and their roe. A good time to go is low tide when you can see rocks and pilings covered in discarded roe. This video by Mike Bukey is from the 2011-2012 season, which was a […]

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KeeKee goes home for the holidays

December 26, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

A juvenile California sea lion, KeeKee, went home to the ocean on Christmas Eve at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands. When KeeKee was found on Nov. 5 near Cannery Row in Monterey Bay, he was lethargic and malnourished with bite marks on his back. The Marine Mammal Center nursed him back to heath on […]

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Dolphins pay visit to Golden Gate Bridge

December 13, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Video and images by David Cruz/Natures Lantern A pod of bottlenose dolphins paid a recent visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, a somewhat rare occurrence since the San Francisco Bay is the northern limit of their range. They seem to like foraging for fish in Fort Point Cove, just east of the Golden Gate Bridge. Apparently, prior to […]

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River otter frolicking at Sutro Baths

October 11, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Nature photographer David Cruz captured some candid moments of a sea otter basking in the sun at Sutro Baths in San Francisco.


California Coastal Cleanup 2012

September 19, 2012 by Paul Epstein

California’s largest volunteer event has a environmental focus. Coastal Cleanup Day took place on Saturday and preliminary results show that 57,442 volunteers picked up 320 tons of trash off California waterways. The prize for the most unusual item found this year goes to a love letter found at Kehoe Beach in Marin. Volunteers carried a […]

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Take a Tour of the New

August 20, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

Dive into the natural world of the Bay Area with the new Our new Trailfinder is your guide to more than 100 trails and 400 parks. Our Nature News section brings you new stories, photos, and videos every week. Our Events Calendar has dozens of local nature events, and our Magazine section features the […]

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Salmon sharks wash up on California coasts

August 20, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Dozens of salmon sharks wash up on California coasts, dead or dying, each year. Often mistaken as white sharks or mango sharks, the salmon shark appears to be hit by deadly bacteria, especially the juveniles, according to research by the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. If you sight an animal in distress along the shore line, contact 911 […]

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Brown pelicans released at Fort Baker

August 01, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

Video by These California brown pelicans were released at Fort Baker near Sausalito on Aug.1 after spending a month in rehab at the International Bird Rescue Center. Brown pelicans are facing tough conditions with food shortages the apparent cause of many injured and dying birds needing help this summer around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Audubon’s Birds of America book

July 23, 2012 by Bay Nature

Take a tour of legendary naturalist John Audubon’s Birds of America book, which last sold for $11.5 million and is again up for auction. It’s currently housed in the rare book library at Cornell University and depicts many bird species that are now lost forever due to human folly: the Great Auk, Labrador Duck, Heath […]

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