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How Extreme Heat Caught San Francisco By Surprise Over Labor Day Weekend

September 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

Forecasters thought it would be hot in San Francisco over Labor Day -- meaning, you know, in the high 80s. Instead it was 106. What happened?

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Meet the Scientist Who Has Discovered More Than 1,000 Species of Sea Slug

July 31, 2017 by Eric Simons

Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.

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At a Snail’s Place: How the Range of a Common Sea Snail Explains the Underlying Logic of the Universe

April 19, 2017 by Eric Simons

The surprising, spiraling story of why sea snails live where they live.

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The 2015-2016 El Niño Erased Hundreds of Feet of California’s Beaches

April 03, 2017 by Alexander Fox

A report from the US Geological Survey shows how the powerful 2016-2016 El Niño reshaped the California coast.

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An Atlantic Bird Makes a New Home in California — Maybe Because of Melting Arctic Ice

March 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Meet Morris the gannet, who's not supposed to be here but seems to have made a home of it.

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A Story About Once and Future California, Written in the Rings of Redwoods

February 08, 2017 by Lucy Kang

Why would a scientist count a quarter of a million redwood tree rings?

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Lessons From An El Niño That Didn’t Go As Planned

June 02, 2016 by Lester Rowntree

What can we learn from last winter's El Niño not behaving as expected?

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Warm El Niño Water Meets a North Pacific Already Disrupted By The Blob

December 16, 2015 by Drew Baldwin and Eric Simons

Scientists still aren't sure what to make of what's happened in the Pacific Ocean this year.

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Ask the Naturalist: Sea Foam – How Much is Too Much?

October 22, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

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.

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The Black Oystercatcher Gets ‘Climate Endangered’ Status — But It’s Complicated

September 04, 2015 by Timothy Hill

The popular black oystercatcher has been labeled "climate endangered" by Audubon. What does that mean for birds in the Bay Area?

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