Bull Elephant Seal and pups

Bull Elephant Seal and pups on Drakes Beach. This male had just engaged in a lengthy fight with another bull, both on land and in the water. After returning to the beach, he proceeded to mate with numerous females.

About the Author

Dan was editor of Bay Nature from 2004 until 2013, when he left to work for SF-based Stamen Design. A onetime professional cabinetmaker, he considers himself a lifelong maker of things and teller of stories. Dan has been working at the intersection of journalism and technology since, at age 16, he began learning reporting, page layout, and database design. His enduring interest in environmental issues crystallized into a career path in 1998 when he assisted former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass in a cross-disciplinary nature writing and ecology course at UC Berkeley, from which Dan received a Masters in English literature. In 1999, he became Associate Editor of Terrain, the erstwhile quarterly magazine of Berkeley's Ecology Center. In addition to editing and art-directing Bay Nature magazine, he was also Bay Nature’s chief technology strategist, fixer of broken things, and designer of databases and fancy spreadsheets. And he was even known to leave the office and actually hike outdoors.

Critter Walk at Lake Merritt with Andrew Cohen #1

Saturday, September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Free

Explore the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt with marine biologist Andrew Cohen of the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) and the Center for Research on Aquatic Bioinvasions (CRAB) on this "Critter Walk". Dr.

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