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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.

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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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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