“Ropeless” gear won’t work, a second-generation crab fisherman says.
Bay Nature stories about the Pacific Ocean.
In Bodega Bay, crabbers struggle to protect whales frequenting their waters–while still making a living.
As long as they aren’t poisoned or eaten, sea anemones just keep on keeping on. But how?
A North Bay birder on a field trip to the coast on September 9 found a four-foot salmon shark washed up dead at Doran Beach, in Bodega Bay. It’s the second stranding of a salmon shark in the last month … Read more
With big ships still moving regularly through the Northern California marine sanctuaries, whales are at risk.
Can California’s offshore forests be recovered?
After a foggy few weeks at the Farallon Islands, 25 miles west of San Francisco, Saturday turned clear. The five biologists who have been living and working on Southeast Farallon Island since March 30 walked the rickety path up to … Read more
Kayakers and boaters approaching too closely could be leading some sea otters to starve, scientists say.
“When a whale washes up it’s kind of like being a doctor on call,” says Moe Flannery, senior collections manager at the California Academy of Sciences. Flannery’s day job means caring for more than 140,000 bird and mammal specimens at … Read more
More than 20 species of sea star suffered in a disease outbreak that started in 2013. But in many places in the Bay Area, one small star hasn’t returned.