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In the South Bay Salt Ponds, Better Science Through Fishing

December 10, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Field work is supposed to be where ecologists get to play Indiana Jones. The reality with swing-dancing joke-cracking fish-loving UC Davis research scientist Jim Hobbs is somewhat different: wet, muddy, smelly, and mostly involving either waiting for leopard sharks or harvesting leopard shark vomit.


A New Haven for the Leopard Shark

April 17, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Leopard sharks are a shallow-water coastal species, with a range extending from southern Oregon to southern Baja California. They are the most abundant shark species in the San Francisco Bay.


South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The central online connection to the agencies working on the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast.

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A Happy Return for Bird’s Beak

April 01, 2011 by Erica Reder

It’s always nice to see plants and wildlife return to a restored site. But it’s especially nice when a plant that’s both rare and finicky shows up in a spot miles away from the nearest remaining population. That’s what happened when Point Reyes bird’s beak appeared at LaRiviere Marsh near Newark.

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Counting Gulls, with Protective Gear

July 01, 2009 by Aleta George

Clad in bike helmets and ratty clothes, staff and volunteers with the San Francisco Bird Observatory brave the South Bay's raucous seagull nesting colonies, where the explosion of breeding gulls threatens to push aside less aggressive species.

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Raising Bair Island

October 01, 2008 by Carolyn J. Strange

Redwood City's Bair Island is the domino that that didn't fall to development, and now an unusual team of activists, business leaders, and government officials is leading the way toward restoration.

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Napa-Sonoma Marshes

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

We are somewhere west of the Napa River, nosing in a small boat along a slough between hollow islands known ...

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Decontaminating Navy Land

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Along the Mountain View shoreline in the South Bay, activists are pressuring the U.S. Navy to fully decontaminate bayside property ...

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Man in the Mud

October 01, 2004 by Lisa Owens-Viani

Since immigrating to the United States from Norway in the 1950s, Hallvard Haugnes spent almost every day of his life ...

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A Tall Order

October 01, 2004 by Glen Martin

There are many factors to consider—from endangered species and sediment deficits to flood control and budget deficits—when you restore 16,500 acres of salt ponds.

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