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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 2017

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Snorkel Surveys Reveal the Fish World of Mount Tam’s Creeks

September 25, 2017 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

A biologist spends his days looking for coho and steelhead -- and small, spiny sticklebacks.

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New project gives ‘snapshot’ of CA’s wild salmon populations

September 30, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

A new project from The Nature Conservancy looks into the state of California's wild salmon populations.


A day out with the salmon

September 27, 2012 by Michael Carl

A bumper crop of chinook salmon this year brought out many fishermen, who haven't been able to throw their lines in for four years.

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Long May They Run

September 27, 2012 by Michael Carl

Fisherman Michael Carl set out over the course of three seasons in search of the vanishing coho salmon of his home waters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.


SPAWN – Salmon Protection and Watershed Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

SPAWN, the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network, works to protect endangered salmon in the Lagunitas Watershed in Marin County.

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Monitoring coho salmon

January 12, 2012 by Bay Nature

Coho salmon once numbered in the tens of thousands but estimates now put them at fewer than 500. Dry weather ...

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SPAWN: Time to Get Ready for Salmon!

October 27, 2011 by Richard Karevoll

With last year's wet winter and this fall's early rains in October, time is short for the staff and volunteers of the Salmon Protection and Restoration Network (SPAWN), who are working hard on several projects aimed at helping the Lagunitas Creek run of coho salmon -- the largest remaining wild coho run in the state.

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EndangerBus Feature: Coho Salmon

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Along the coast of Northern California, nearly every stream and creek once had its own migratory population of coho salmon. Their return each winter, once as reliable as the next train or bus, now happens in fewer and fewer places each year. Where the fish do return, it's often thanks to dedicated volunteers working to keep creeks healthy enough for our region's most charismatic nomads.

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Give a Hand for the Salmon

November 08, 2010 by Erica Reder

The arrival of the rains each fall kicks off spawning season for coho salmon. The rains also mark the end of this season's work on the Redwood Creek Restoration Project. On November 14, you can help welcome the salmon back to an improved watershed, and kick in a little on the restoration too!

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California Coho Salmon In Dire Straits

January 07, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

The collapse of Central California Coast coho salmon population is imminent, according to a report by the National Marine Fisheries in late December 2009. Numbers of returning coho may be too low to support a viable population.

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