Every year, various types of animals undergo long, challenging movements between distant locations. Why do they undertake these arduous journeys and how do they find their way? You’ll explore the various insects, fish, birds, and mammals that move within and … Read more
A silver fish dancing on the sand in the middle of the night? Yes, grunion have been seen here in the past. Will they show up this year? This is a rare spawning sight not to be missed! Please check … Read more
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Researchers are investigating the secrets of our two resident sturgeon species, which have razor-sharp armor and shlorp up clams with their vacuum-shaped mouths.
Heterosigma akashiwo can photosynthesize like a plant and wiggle like an animal, and it’s here to stay — but it’s still something of an enigma.
Cape Horn is a concrete and earth-filled dam on the upper Eel River in Mendocino County. About 140 miles north of San Francisco, the dam was built in 1907 and blocks the waters of the Eel to form the Van … Read more
Record-breaking rainfall drenched much of the Bay Area in late October and again around Christmas, leading to flooding, power outages, snarled traffic — and a great season for a fish that has had it rough in recent years. For East-Bay … Read more
Yesterday afternoon I went for a jog along the Bay Trail and saw a bunch of little fish flipping around near the surface right at the edge of the beach. What were they? Were they being chased by something?–A.J., Alameda … Read more
As recently as five years ago, it was great to be a herring in the San Francisco Bay. Populations of the small silver fish had declined up and down the West Coast but boomed in the Bay at levels not … Read more
Fish raised on farms generally eat their ground-up oceanic cousins. A farm in Susanville is trying to change that.