Learn about the small snail Crepidula fornicata, the anemone whose babies crawl out its mouth, and gymnastic barnacle sex.
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What most of us call “butterflies” are in fact just the fleeting last life stage of a creature with only one remaining purpose.
There’s deep joy in articulating reality, the poems in this new collection make clear—the simple reward of seeing the world as it is.
Citizen scientists tracking roadkill on Alma Bridge Road have counted an astonishing number of dead newts this season.
The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory is usually a bustling place. But these days, writes scientist Nicholas Bond, it’s distressingly quiet.
No cartoonish farm animals here — California’s wild pigs disrupt natural and urban spaces alike.
Western science and indigenous knowledge are often presented as conflicting. Jose Gonzalez looks for areas where they converge.
Dramatic insect declines argue for more time outdoors with a collector’s net, not less, writes lepidopterist Liam O’Brien.
Faith Kearns writes that new Governor Gavin Newsom should focus on adapting to the climate changes we are already seeing – as well as those scientists predict are coming – without giving up outgoing governor Jerry Brown’s mission to stem further changes by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ellie Cohen departs Point Blue Conservation Science after leading the organization through 20 years of rapid growth.