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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.

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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Why will California have higher sea level rise?

July 18, 2012 by Bay Nature

California’s coastline is sinking as sea levels go up a meter or more over the next century. A major earthquake could make the situation even worse. UC Santa Cruz director of the Institute of Marine Sciences explains the curious reason why California will see higher than average sea level rise, while the Pacific Northwest will […]

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Public comment on State Park closures

July 18, 2012 by elaubach

Gray Whale Cove State Beach and Benicia State Recreation Area will close their gates to the public on July 1st, 2012. What does this mean for regular appreciators of these parks? How informed and concerned are they about the closures? In light of the attention being given to these parks, Bay Nature Intern Elizabeth Laubach […]

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Ocean of Plastic

July 18, 2012 by admin

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A virtual tour of the Bay Area’s Seafloor

July 12, 2012 by Bay Nature

Ever wonder what the ocean bed would look like in and around the San Francisco Bay Area sans water? The USGS put together a virtual flyover showing the folded bedrock, fault scarps and ripple scour depressions of the sea floor. The seafloor depth is colored with reds and oranges representing shallower regions and dark blues […]

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Bird banding with SF Bay Bird Observatory

July 05, 2012 by Rick Bacigalupi

How do scientists study small birds like warblers and sparrows? Mist nets! The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory has been netting and examining birds along Coyote Creek near San Jose since 1982. Come along to learn all about how SFBBO gathers important data about our local and migrating birds.

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Cockroaches, geckos as escape artists

June 08, 2012 by Bay Nature

New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect’s reputation as one of nature’s top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before any human can swat it. This video shows how the insects hurl themselves toward a crack or ledge and use their hind claws to grab […]

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Off-leash dog harasses coyotes

May 16, 2012 by Bay Nature

After “not getting the message ” about how to behave around coyotes, San Francisco Animal Care and Control released this video of an off-leash rottweiler confronting coyotes in Golden Gate Park. The city has closed off sections of trails this year in an effort to avoid confrontation with coyotes during pup season, when they are […]

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