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July-September 2013, Year of the Bay issue, salt marsh harvest mouse

Bay Nature Summer 2013


Bay Nature Institute joins this year’s celebration of “The Year of the Bay” with the publication of a special 16-page insert by award-winning environmental journalist Ariel Rubissow Okamoto. Baylands Reborn: Restoration and Renewal on San Francisco Bay traces the development … Read more

Why a Mouse Matters


Salt marsh harvest mice are hard to find, and their fates offer a glimpse at our own coastal society’s future. A reporter tags along on an epic rangewide survey of salties—the Bay Area’s own endemic mouse species.

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A Mouse Surprise


Despite the fact that the salt marsh harvest mouse is the only mammal that scrapes out its existence exclusively in tidal marshes, no one has ever bothered to seriously study its physiology.