Biologists found 19 live pelagic red crabs in Bodega Bay in January, a first.
Bay Nature stories about the Pacific Ocean.
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What to look for when watching humpbacks.
Sea snails flee from predators. A new research paper suggests that ocean acidification impairs that ability.
Whale Watching: The Oceanic Society has offered naturalist-led whale-watching excursions in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1972. Excursions leave from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and Bodega Bay, on weekends from late December through mid-May. Tours also visit the … Read more
When the wind and current are right, you might find this rare visitor to Northern California.
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.
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.
Marine ecologists have long been alarmed at the potentially dangerous summertime growth of the single-celled algae Pseudo-nitzschia — but there are still significant blind spots in our knowledge and research funding has been scarce.
How much sea foam along the shore is normal for this time of year? And how can you tell if it’s harmful to marine life? We asked UC Santa Cruz oceanographer Raphael Kudela.