These islands in the Delta aren’t really islands at all anymore.
Bay Nature stories about the Pacific Ocean.
How Otters Keep Seagrass Healthy
Seagrass beds are important to consider when regarding climate change not only because they can sequester carbon in soils, but also because seagrass may buffer against ocean acidity.
Review of The Pacific Warm Blob Sequel: Not Yet a Phenomena like the Original
The Pacific is warmer than usual, again.
An Artist Finds the Life Lessons of Seaweed
If you’ve ever stepped into a certain kind of beach town gift shop on the Northern California coast, you are likely familiar with Josie Iselin’s work: an artist, Iselin creates slim coffee table books filled with detailed, dramatically lit photographs … Read more
How Do I Start Out Tidepooling?
Which species am I most likely to see in a Northern California tidepool, and how can I try to identify them? There is something fascinating about tidepools. They are places of liminality, an in-between world that is neither fully land … Read more
Voracious Flowers of the Tidepool
Some of the most conspicuous animals in Northern California tidepools don’t look like animals at all. They resemble flowers more than any animal you’re probably familiar with.
California’s Early June Heat Wave Cooked Coastal Mussels in Place
Bodega Marine Reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones has worked in or walked on the rocky shores of the North Coast almost every day for the last 15 years. But while she was surveying the reserve for sea stars in mid-June, … Read more
A Tidepool in Time
Witnessing a changed world from the rocky shores of Monterey Bay
How People Saved the Seabirds of the California Current
It wasn’t until the federal government took away several of my favorite fisheries, and access to my favorite spots, that I fully comprehended what I had previously taken for granted … The ocean is, or was once, a public trust … Read more
Meet A Beach Worm That Builds Sand Castles
Phragmatopoma californica breathes over its entire body, poops from near its mouth, and reproduces with other worms despite living inside a tube.