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
Bay Nature stories about the Pacific Ocean.
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.
How does wildfire ash affect the organisms in our waterways? Since plankton form the foundation of our coastal ecosystems, what happens if their equilibrium is disrupted?
Its face might have inspired the monster Alien Queen. Phronima lives like it.
“Ropeless” gear won’t work, a second-generation crab fisherman says.
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