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Bay Nature magazineJuly-September 2017

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The Last Frontier In Birding

June 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Living tens, hundreds, even thousands of miles offshore, pelagic seabirds are some of the least understood and most threatened avian species in the world.

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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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Re-Coding for Conservation

June 27, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

We can now alter the genomes of invasive species to slow their advance. Should we?

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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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Pelagic Birding for Beginners

July 13, 2015 by Maureen Lahiff

We’re fortunate in the Bay Area to have access to good day-long pelagic birding trips. Here are some tips from the Golden Gate Audubon Society.

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Pioneering The Mammal Big Day

March 12, 2015 by Peter Pyle

The idea of recording as many mammals as you can see in 24 hours hasn't caught on the way the birding big day has. But when a team of longtime biologists set out into the field, their efforts netted them some important new information about Northern California's wild mammals -- and a new North American record.

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In An Unusual Year for Upwelling, Research Cruise Keeps an Eye on Marine Sanctuaries’ Rich Life

September 29, 2014 by Jason Jaacks

For the past decade, the Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies expedition has monitored the ocean waters just west of the Bay Area. Recently, researchers took the boat in search of krill, the base of California's marine life.

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Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones Looking to Expand

December 17, 2013 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

A proposal now under NOAA consideration would more than double the size of the sanctuaries, and protect the entire Sonoma County coastline and part of the Mendocino coastline to Point Arena, as well west to the edge of the continental shelf.

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Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary's wildlife and habitats.

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Artist Finds Graphic History at the Farallones

August 15, 2011 by Juliet Grable

Artist Eva Chrysanthe has always been intrigued by the Farallon Islands, those distant humps on the western horizon. But when she discovered a trove of old letters about the islands, she discovered a dramatic story that's taking shape as a new graphic novel about the Farallon Egg Wars. She'll talk about the project this Thursday in San Francisco.

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