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Marine vomit threatens Drakes Estero

November 26, 2012 by Heather Mack

"Marine vomit" can be as vile as it sounds. The invasive marine invertebrate is fueling the debate about the future of Drakes Estero in time for this week's ruling on oyster farming.


Point Reyes: Fingers of the Sea

July 01, 2012 by Jules Evens

Dawn. Spring tide. Fog shrouds the estuary. A shore-cast tree trunk--contorted, branching skyward--rests in the shallows. On its twisted branches roost a half-dozen cormorants, some with wings outstretched or akimbo, others standing upright, necks coiled into graceful question marks. That congregation, silhouetted by the morning light, suspended on the rising tide between the pewter sky and the mercurial bay, conjures a prehistoric diorama, a world awaiting sunlight parables.

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An Easter morning hike in Point Reyes’s Church of Nature

April 17, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hiking along Drakes Estero, Jules Evens meditates on eelgrass, sea geese, and the footprint of humanity in a wild place.


Drakes Estero Hike

December 15, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

Drakes Estero in Point Reyes is a remarkable habitat, home to diverse birds, sharks, rays, seals, and other wildlife. Led ...

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Give Me Shelter

October 01, 2008 by David Wimpfheimer

Harbor seals, migrating seabirds, and other wildlife find shelter in the productive waters of Drakes Estero at Point Reyes.

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Letter from the Publisher

October 01, 2008 by David Loeb

Springtime certainly has its charms–the hills turn green, wildflowers emerge, the days get longer. And summer is the traditional time ...

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Drakes Bay Oyster Farm

October 01, 2007 by Aleta George

In Schooner Bay, Drakes Bay Oyster Farm grows oysters and clams, producing 85 percent of the shellfish raised in Marin ...

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