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They Lowered the Level of San Mateo’s Marina Lagoon and Found … These Things

April 04, 2017 by John Muir Laws

Australian tube worms are now widespread in brackish waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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This Animal Has Never Been Seen Away From Lake Merritt — But It’s Not From Oakland

August 22, 2016 by Eric Simons

A small land crustacean has lived on the beach at Adams Point for a century. It's never been seen elsewhere in the world. It's definitely not an Oakland native. Now what?

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Ask the Naturalist: Why Are Sea Hares Multiplying In Lake Merritt?

May 26, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

Nearly 100 giant sea slugs have been spotted in Oakland's Lake Merritt -- and they're breeding! But why? We asked Cal Academy's Terry Gosliner about this sudden influx.


Waterfront Action

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Waterfront Action's mission is to promote public access to the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and Lake Merritt through using public awareness, education, and direct action.

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Rotary Nature Center, Lake Merritt

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Located in the nation's oldest wildlife refuge, the Rotary Nature Center provides education and information about the natural environment.

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Lake Merritt Institute

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Lake Merritt Institute works under contract with the City of Oakland to maintain and restore Lake Merritt, the nation's oldest wildlife refuge. The institute and its volunteers remove 1,000 to 6,000 pounds of trash from the lake each month and conduct education about urban runoff, the biggest source of water pollution in the lake.

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Lake Merritt

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The United States’ first official wildlife refuge, this lake in the middle of Oakland hosts a varied year-round population of ...

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Uncovering Nature’s Treasures with David Wimpfheimer

December 09, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

From whale-watching expeditions to wildflower forays to the annual Christmas Bird Count, naturalist David Wimpfheimer takes great pleasure in leading people on what he likes to call natural "treasure hunts."

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Lake Merritt Improvements

January 01, 2007 by Aleta George

On the first rain-soaked day of the season, I walked around Oakland’s Lake Merritt to try to envision its coming ...


Loving Lake Merritt

January 01, 2001 by Linda Watanabe McFerrin

The lights around Lake Merritt flicker off. Dawn has opened a shimmering, pink-feathered window in the pearl-gray sky through which ...

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