At the “resting place of the hummingbirds,” a panoramic view of the Bay Area that few from the general public have ever seen.
Sea Otter Adoptees Born in Elkhorn Slough
A surrogate sea otter program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has helped grow the wild otter population in Elkhorn Slough.
It Was The Perfect Fish Study — Until Nature Messed It Up
Why do some fish go to sea while others stay home? NOAA researchers had elegant plans to investigate — and then the drought intervened.
American Kestrel Population Drops Dramatically, And Without Fanfare
At the national level, the American kestrel population has been plummeting. Researchers in Santa Cruz are trying to learn more about the surprisingly mysterious birds.
‘Slow Coast’ Will Stay Slow with Newly Protected Lands
For the first time in a century, the public will have access to two key sites along the Central Coast.
Tule Elk Relocated As Numbers Rebound
How do you relocate a 1,000-pound bull? Wildlife officials truck California’s “homegrown elk” to new sanctuaries.
Explaining the Cosco Busan Spill’s Toxic Effects: Scientists Report A Link Between Oil and Fish Heart Health
Seven years after the Cosco Busan oil spill, a group of scientists led by Barbara Block at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey have discovered the exact chemical pathway that makes oil such an insidious toxin.
Bottlenose Dolphins Move North Into the Bay, Creating a Research Puzzle
About 60 coastal bottlenose dolphins have been spotted traveling from Southern California to the waters off Bodega Bay, pushing the northern limit of their range and leaving the scientists who study them with a mystery.
Counting Harbor Porpoises with Carbon Currency
San Francisco Bay’s waters have clearly become popular with the porpoises. What researchers want to know now is: What does that mean about the Bay ecosystem itself?
What’s Causing the Dry Weather — And When Will It End?
In the 150-plus years that we’ve been tracking rainfall in Northern California, it’s never been this dry. It was the driest December in many places, and this week’s drizzle wasn’t enough to keep San Francisco from its driest-ever January. And … Read more