SCIENCE NEWS: Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season; Sierra Nevada Bighorn: A 21st century wildlife success story; White abalone’s cousin helps researchers recover its endangered relative; Cal Water Fix and juvenile salmon; and more …

In science news this week: Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season; Sierra Nevada Bighorn: A 21st century wildlife success story; White abalone’s cousin helps researchers recover its endangered relative; Cal Water Fix and juvenile salmon; and more … Poor returns: The 2017 salmon season:  “Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global fresh water; Forest loss in one part of the US can harm trees on the opposite coast; Conservation conundrum: Is focusing on a single species a good strategy?; Big fish produce disproportionally more and bigger eggs; and more …

NASA satellites reveal major shifts in global fresh water:  “In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.  The study, published today in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Salmon spawn fierce debate over protecting endangered species, thanks to a single gene; A winter-run reboot in Battle Creek; Experimentation essential in saving degraded land; “Untuning” water and what it could mean for water treatment; and more …

In science news this week: Salmon spawn fierce debate over protecting endangered species, thanks to a single gene; A winter-run reboot in Battle Creek; Experimentation essential in saving Earth’s degraded land; Beavers do ‘dam’ good work cleaning water; Measuring snow persistence can help streamflow; “Untuning” water and what it could mean for water treatment Salmon spawn fierce debate over protecting […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Are surveys missing the boat on longfin smelt?; Bioremediation efforts mushroom in the aftermath of North Bay Fires; Delta Science Plan Workshop Summary now available; Distribution of West Coast atmospheric rivers during WY2018; and more …

Are surveys missing the boat on longfin smelt?  “Long-term monitoring studies are the unsung heroes in the field of ecology. They are often unrecognized and taken for granted, but provide essential sources of information to tell stories of the natural world. In March, FISHBIO attended the Interagency Ecological Program’s Annual Workshop in Folsom, California, which highlights the work done each […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Study: California to whipsaw between droughts, floods; Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests; Two decades in the making, Lower Deer Creek fish passage project finally complete; Where cattle graze and salamanders roam; and more …

In science news this week: Study: California to whipsaw between droughts, floods; Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests; Two decades in the making, Lower Deer Creek fish passage project finally complete; Where cattle graze and salamanders roam; Novel ecosystems provide use for some native birds; Research models how deadly virus moves among Pacific salmon, trout; Sweetwater River […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Record number of steelhead return to spawn at Coleman hatchery; Long-term monitoring aids scientists studying sea star wasting mystery; Coho salmon die, chum salmon survive in stormwater research; and more …

Record number of steelhead return to spawn during 2017-2018 season at Coleman National Fish Hatchery:  “Unprecedented. That’s the word to describe the 10,000 steelhead that returned to Coleman National Fish Hatchery during the 2017-2018 season.  While dealing with the large return presented huge challenges for hatchery personnel, anglers will be happy to see the fish released into the Sacramento River […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Putah Creek: A mighty confluence of events creates a model stream; Want to fight sea level rise? Look to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach; Creating habitat in a drawn-down lake; Odds of reaching 100% normal precipitation for WY2018; and more …

In science news this week: Putah Creek: A mighty confluence of events creates a model stream; Want to fight sea level rise? Look to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach; Disparities in coastal stream restoration in Central California; Creating habitat in a drawn-down lake; Odds of reaching 100% normal precipitation for water year 2018; Extreme climate variability disrupting West Coast ecosystems; Even […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: After long absence, endangered winter-run Chinook salmon return to restored Battle Creek; Estuaries may experience accelerated impacts of human-caused CO2; Geologists learn studying past holds key to future in visit to Red Rock Canyon; and more …

After long absence, endangered winter-run Chinook salmon return to restored Battle Creek:  “Robert Barker, a fish culturist at the Coleman National Fish Hatchery, had just helped complete something historic and he knew it, spontaneously raising his arms in touchdown-like fashion.  “I was thinking “yeaaaa! We did it!” Barker said.  Barker’s enthusiasm was shared by many. He was directing the release […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Going with the flow: CDFW’s water branch keeps a careful eye on California’s riverine resources; Tidal marsh restoration helps build resiliency in the Silicon Valley; Hope for rainbow trout on the Stanislaus River; and more …

In science news this week: Going with the flow: CDFW’s water branch keeps a careful eye on California’s riverine resources; Tidal marsh restoration helps build resiliency in the Silicon Valley; Hope for rainbow trout on the Stanislaus River; Sea lion breeding shifts north to San Francisco Bay Area islands; The lion in the tree: A botanist’s mission to save our […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Wildfire intensity impacts water quality and its treatment in forested watersheds; Understanding the effects of climate change on CA’s watersheds; Identification of potentially suitable habitat for strategic land retirement and restoration in the San Joaquin Desert; and more …

In science news this week: Wildfire intensity impacts water quality and its treatment in forested watersheds; Understanding the effects of climate change on California watersheds; Identification of potentially suitable habitat for strategic land retirement and restoration in the San Joaquin Desert; Twice as many birds at Putah Creek after water restored; Scientists study spawning salmon through a riverbed lens; Outside […]

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