A report from the US Geological Survey shows how the powerful 2016-2016 El Niño reshaped the California coast.
In this special, reader-funded series begun during the 2015-2016 "Godzilla" El Niño, Bay Nature goes beyond the media hyperbole to explore what this Pacific Ocean phenomenon means -- and doesn't -- for Northern California.
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Biologists found 19 live pelagic red crabs in Bodega Bay in January, a first.
What can we learn from last winter’s El Niño not behaving as expected?
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 focus on 2015’s record heat conceals a larger truth: cool years are increasingly unlikely.
The forecast for rain for 2015-2016 followed El Niño convention. But the pattern broke the rules.
Scientists still aren’t sure what to make of what’s happened in the Pacific Ocean this year.
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.
The forecaster mood and message is upbeat these days, with less hedging and more agreement that, yes, this El Niño winter could be a wet one.
The explanation for El Niño has been revealed only slowly, piece by piece over a century, as dedicated researchers in far-flung locations searched for explanations for the droughts and deluges they witnessed.