Basking sharks can be over 30 feet long and are characterized by their enormous gill rakers and three-foot tall dorsal fins. But these mysterious, massive, filter-feeding cousins of the great white shark aren’t just a scientific curiosity – they also … Read more
Bay Nature stories about the Pacific Ocean.
Abalone are deeply important in Indigenous tribal cultures in California and all along the Pacific coast.
Better understand a West Coast tidepool
You’ve seen their bleached skeletons lying on the beach or scattered in gardens. What does a living sand dollar do?
Some scientists thought kelp’s near-disappearance from the waters off California was likely a new normal. Then, at least temporarily, the kelp came back.
A story about the life and legacy of celebrated scientist, conservationist and mentor Gordon Chan.
April is the peak month for gray whales passing by the San Francisco Bay Area, drawing spectators to the coast to scan the ocean’s surface for a heart-shaped spout or the flick of a gray-speckled tail. But while the abundance … Read more
Huge crowds are harvesting mussels and other invertebrates. Could this damage the much-beloved reef?
Can volunteer scuba divers start a turnaround for Northern California kelp forests?
When to find and how to identify the three whales that regularly visit the California coast.