From Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2016

Habitats: Freshwater, Bay, Marine

As the region’s name implies, water is a defining feature of the Bay Area. The largest Pacific estuary in the Americas — the San Francisco Bay — is the foundation for one of California’s most important ecological habitats and a link to the Pacific flyway. Meanwhile, the Pacific coastline connects the region to the global marine environment, bringing about a set of vulnerabilities and advantages apparent in a complex world.

Mud Lovers

May 13, 2016 by Blake Edgar

Get Dirty is the first rule at Crab Cove. Second is discover crabs and curlews in the Bay's oozy silt. Third, bring a change of shoes.

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Bay Nature Publisher David Loeb: Yes on Measure AA

May 10, 2016 by David Loeb

Vote yes on Measure AA to ensure the future health of the San Francisco Bay.

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Bayview: Yes on Measure AA

May 09, 2016 by David Loeb

Honoring Sylvia McLaughlin, and her legacy.

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Oro Loma: Can Wastewater Save the Bay from Sea Level Rise?

April 21, 2016 by Ted Trautman

An experimental restoration project comes alive in the East Bay.

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What Lurks Beneath

February 08, 2016 by Brendan Buhler

A small research team sets out in the search for a potential ocean killer. But in this unusual year, nature is not cooperating with her interrogators.

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A Backup Plan for the Delta Smelt

January 25, 2016 by Robin Meadows

The search for a backup plan as the Delta Smelt nears extinction in the wild.

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Neurotoxin That Closed Crab Fisheries Is Declining — But Slowly

December 16, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear

The harmful algae bloom that sickened marine mammals and caused the closure of California's crab fishery this winter is slowly dissipating, while researchers are still trying to understand what caused it to happen.

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‘Unprecedented’ Toxin Spread That Delayed Crab Season Shines Light on Mysterious Algae

November 11, 2015 by Graelyn Brashear

Marine ecologists have long been alarmed at the potentially dangerous summertime growth of the single-celled algae Pseudo-nitzschia -- but there are still significant blind spots in our knowledge and research funding has been scarce.

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The Guadalupe River Needs Rain

October 30, 2015 by Destiny Palacios

For the last few months, the Guadalupe River, the major river of the 10th largest city in the United States, has been essentially out of water.

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Ask the Naturalist: Sea Foam – How Much is Too Much?

October 22, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

How much sea foam along the shore is normal for this time of year? And how can you tell if it's harmful to marine life? We asked UC Santa Cruz oceanographer Raphael Kudela.

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