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Joseph Kinyon is a geographic information systems and biodiversity database professional who is quite fond of tide pools, carnivorous plants, field journals, and words like petrichor.


Sturgeon, a Fish Out of Time

October 01, 2010 by Joseph Kinyon

If the chef at your local cafe listed fresh triceratops or plesiosaur on the menu, it would surely get your attention as being out of place--and time. But sturgeon, whose flesh or eggs (caviar) might appear on that same menu, are equally ancient. Now, thanks to us, they face some of their biggest challenges ever.

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Splendor in the Grass

April 01, 2009 by Joseph Kinyon

In spring, it's breeding time for bay pipefish, remarkable seahorse relatives that hide among the eelgrass in protected bays and estuaries along the West Coast.

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