October 02, 2014 by Jimmy Tobias
If the Chinese shrimping villages were still around today, could the California bay shrimp support a thriving industry as it once did?
September 29, 2014 by Eric Simons
For the past decade, the Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies expedition has monitored the ocean waters just west of the Bay Area. Recently, researchers took the boat in search of krill, the base of California's marine life.
September 23, 2014 by Ted Andersen
The early fall king salmon spawning run on the Sacramento River is taking place between Red Bluff and Redding, but prolonged drought has led to reduced flows from Lake Shasta and high water temperatures downriver, which could deal many egg nests a death blow.
September 19, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann
Fisherman Kirk Lombard encourages his seafood customers to eat small and eat weird. The monkeyface eel is both.
September 16, 2014 by Eric Simons
San Francisco's Ocean Beach, already struggling with foot traffic and free-roaming domestic pets, faces a serious erosion problem.
September 10, 2014 by Ted Andersen
Marin's Marine Mammal Center is spreading its reach across the Pacific, and this summer opened a $3.2 million seal hospital in Hawaii that is the only facility in the world dedicated to treating and protecting the Hawaiian monk seal.
September 08, 2014 by Joan Hamilton
On the one-year anniversary of what came to be called the 2013 Morgan Fire, there’s good news to report. See the recovery in this series of slideshows by Joan Hamilton.
September 05, 2014 by Becca Andrews
In a single agricultural field on the San Mateo County coast, the entire known world population of Ornduff's meadowfoam is thriving.
August 13, 2014 by Carmen Taylor
A new iPad app, Wild Bee Gardening, draws on the knowledge of native bee experts to bring native bee conservation and gardening into the digital realm.
August 07, 2014 by Sabine Bergmann
After 12 years of study, an ambitious citizen science effort has recorded population figures for 34 different types of algae and invertebrates at 70 different monitoring sites. Sixty percent of the 4,000 participants have been high schoolers. Their work, scientists say, is a legitimate contribution to marine science.
August 04, 2014 by Mary Ellen Hannibal
It’s not “news” to Bay Nature readers that climate change is in the process of giving a serious thwack to living systems. But what’s less well understood is how plants and animals and the habitats they inhabit are moving—and being altered—in response to changing temperature and precipitation patterns.