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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

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2017 Environmental Education Award Winners Alison Young and Rebecca Johnson: Democratizing Science One Observation at a Time

March 28, 2017 by Eric Simons

Alison Young and Rebecca Johnson, citizen science coordinators at the California Academy of Sciences, get people out and observing nature on behalf of science.

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What’s That Sea Snail Doing in the Aquarium? (Working.)

March 20, 2017 by Eric Simons

If you look closely at the California Coast exhibit next time you visit the California Academy of Sciences, you'll see a bunch of small black sea snails. Are they there on purpose?

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Meet Bay Nature’s 2017 Local Heroes

November 02, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its 4 Local Hero Award winners for 2017.

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Gone Forever: What Happens When Time Runs Out On Even Preserved Lives?

May 04, 2016 by Elizabeth Rogers

“Natural history specimens can’t be replaced -- there’s nothing like seeing the real thing,” taxidermist Alicia Goode says. “There are a lot of museums that still feel the same way. Would you take down a historical painting and replace it with an iPad?”

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Come on a Safari With Me

November 16, 2015 by Mary Catherine O'Connor

Plant safaris aim to produce the first-ever complete catalog of the more than 950 plant species botanists believe grow on 18,000 acres of Mount Tamalpais

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On a Now-Protected Ranch Above Tomales Bay, a Chance to ‘Give the Land What It Deserves’

July 10, 2015 by Brett Simpson

A rare agricultural biodiversity survey gives MALT a chance to explore its stunning new acquisition above Tomales Bay.

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A Pretty Pink Nudibranch Moves North, and It’s a ‘Canary in the Tidepool’ for Climate Change

May 10, 2015 by Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth

At low tide on the North Coast right now, the tidepools teem with Hopkins' rose nudibranchs. “This is not normal business as usual," says scientist Terry Gosliner.

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Are Humans Part of Wild Nature? Interview with M. Sanjayan

January 15, 2015 by Alison Hawkes

New documentary film series explores how humans and nature are codependent.

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California Academy of Sciences Acquires iNaturalist

May 06, 2014 by Eric Simons

The California Academy of Sciences acquired the nature-cataloguing tool iNaturalist in late April in a merger of two of the Bay Area’s most prominent faces of public science.

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The Fish We Never Knew

April 16, 2014 by Eric Simons

The Galapagos damselfish exists only in the specimens collection at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the victim of an unusually strong El Nino. Thoughts on the fish, and its lessons in a changing world.

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