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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2018

The Ocean

Stories about the Pacific Ocean.

An Acidified San Francisco Bay? No One’s Studied That Yet

June 27, 2018 by Eric Simons

Despite how often we discuss climate change, experts are just beginning to monitor the acidification of the San Francisco Bay.

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Why the West Antarctic Sheet Matters to the Bay Area

June 27, 2018 by Cooper Elsworth

Climate change effects everyone. But because of a combination of environmental factors, the Bay Area is especially vulnerable to sea level rise.

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Seals Make a Fur-ious Comeback in the Bay Area

June 26, 2018 by Nate Seltenrich

Despite the declining global populations of this vulnerable species, northern fur seals are thriving on the Bay Area's Farallon Islands.

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Why Did So Many Jellyfish Wash Onto Bay Beaches This Spring?

May 29, 2018 by Eve Minkin

Why are so many jellyfish washing up in the San Francisco Bay this spring?

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How Long Does It Take to Restore a Population of Centenarian Fish?

January 02, 2018 by Serena Ingalls

The yelloweye rockfish can live to be 118 years old. It was declared overfished more than a decade ago, but recovery means patience.

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First-Ever Photos from the Seafloor a Mile Beneath Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary

September 25, 2017 by Eric Simons

Remote operated vehicles beam back the first-ever images of the mud, rocks and incredible biodiversity of the deep sea off the Northern California coast.

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How To Go Tidepooling, a Guide for the Amateur

January 01, 2017 by Eric Simons

How to go tidepooling and find things.


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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The Purple Storm Snail, an Unusual Visitor to Northern California

April 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

When the wind and current are right, you might find this rare visitor to Northern California.

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