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A black turnstone blends into the environment near the Berkeley Pier. Read more about the creation of the Eastshore State Park in the April-June issue of Bay Nature. | Photo by Jerry Ting

Nature News

Bay Area Scientists Push Back Against Federal Freeze on Meetings

The Department of Interior is forbidding committee meetings, but one prominent California-based partnership of NGOs and resource managers is going to keep talking to one another anyway.

Sharks Are Dying By the Hundreds in San Francisco Bay

Leopard sharks and bat rays are dying by the hundreds and washing ashore all around the Bay. A pathologist at the California Department Fish and Wildlife thinks he may know why.

At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

David Lewis: Climbing Outside the Box to See the Beauty in Nature and People

Remarks by Save the Bay Executive Director David Lewis at the 2017 Bay Nature Local Heroes Awards Dinner.

Naturalist's Notebook
They Lowered the Level of San Mateo’s Marina Lagoon and Found … These Things

Australian tube worms are now widespread in brackish waters of the San Francisco Bay.

The Efficient Beauty of Starfish Larvae

A sea star baby creates complicated, beautiful water patterns — and a team of Stanford scientists looks for an explanation.

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