Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto is coauthor of Natural History of San Francisco Bay (UC Press 2011) and editor of Estuary. Learn more at

Subtleties of the Subtidal


San Francisco Bay is both familiar and mysterious. Millions see it every day, yet we almost never glimpse beneath the steely surface. From eelgrass and oyster beds to mudflats and sand waves, there’s a lot to learn about. An innovative coalition is working to set an agenda for 50 years of research and restoration that will illuminate and resuscitate the vast wilderness below the lowest tides.

My Hill


Everyone has a hill. A line of land up and down that makes your heart leap. A small fold in the planet that signifies your place, your familiar ground. The thing that catches your eye when you get home, or … Read more