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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.

Meet Bay Nature’s 2017 Local Heroes

November 02, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its 4 Local Hero Award winners for 2017.

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An Emissary of the Bay’s Forgotten Beaches

July 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

Hardly anyone knew about the plant called sea-blite when it lived on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. No one noticed when it disappeared. Now, thirty years after it went locally extinct, a freelance coastal ecologist sets out on an unlikely mission to bring it back.

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A Sea Snail’s Ability to Flee From Predators Is Impaired By More Acidic Water, New Paper Suggests

July 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

Sea snails flee from predators. A new research paper suggests that ocean acidification impairs that ability.

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Whale Resources

July 01, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Whale Watching: The Oceanic Society has offered naturalist-led whale-watching excursions in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. Excursions leave ...

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Measure AA for a Clean and Healthy Bay

June 07, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties have passed a $12-per-year parcel tax to raise $500 million toward wetlands restoration and other Bay shoreline improvements over the next 20 years in what will be a historic influx in funding for the Bay.

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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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