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Ask the Naturalist: Seabird Feeding Frenzy at Point Montara

September 25, 2015 by Alvaro Jaramillo

Why are large numbers of seabirds congregating off Point Montara?

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EndangerBus Feature: Brown Pelicans

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Though California brown pelicans are the smallest of all pelicans, they are still very impressive birds, with wingspans occasionally as big as eight feet. Nearly driven to extinction by DDT, they've made a comeback but are now threatened by mysterious harmful algae blooms.

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What’s the deal with pelicans’ weird bills?

January 01, 2010 by Michael Ellis

Can a pelican really hold a week’s worth of food in its bill?

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Brown Pelicans, Victims of Extreme Weather

January 16, 2009 by Laura Hautala

Recently, people have been finding debilitated, or even dead, brown pelicans up and down the West Coast. Initially baffled, scientists now believe the birds' expanding range clashed with an unusually severe winter storm in December 2008.

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Otter Chaos!

July 01, 2007 by John Muir Laws

The adorable river otters of Rodeo Lagoon, in the Marin Headlands, don't seem so cute and playful when they take down a brown pelican.

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