A new resource is available for anyone interested in learning more about the fish and wildlife that live in and around San Francisco Bay. Baylands Ecosystem Species and Community Profiles was released in January by the San Francisco Bay Area Wetlands Ecosystem Goals Project. This 408-page, large format publication contains the life histories and environmental requirements of more than 100 key species of fish and wildlife that live in the baylands, as well as descriptions of the habitats that support them. The report is a companion to the Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals Report that came out in March 1999. The Goals Report presented a vision for the types, amounts, and distributions of habitats that are needed to sustain healthy and diverse populations of fish and wildlife in the San Francisco estuary. For more information, or to purchase a copy ($25), contact Debbi Nichols at the San Francisco Estuary Project at (510)622-2304.
Most recent in Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine
The harmful algae bloom that sickened marine mammals and caused the closure of California's crab fishery this winter is slowly dissipating, while researchers are still trying to understand what caused it to happen.
Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine
Marine ecologists have long been alarmed at the potentially dangerous summertime growth of the single-celled algae Pseudo-nitzschia -- but there are still significant blind spots in our knowledge and research funding has been scarce.
El Nino | Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine