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SCIENCE NEWS: The improbable comeback of spring-run Chinook salmon in the San Joaquin River; Symposium on estuarine connectivity; Floater mussels take fish for an epic joyride; Move over, San Andreas: There’s an ominous new fault in town; and more …

Science of an underdog: the improbable comeback of spring-run Chinook salmon in the San Joaquin River:  ““You can’t design a worse evolutionary strategy for the Anthropocene”  There are many variants on this qu... Read More...

SCIENCE NEWS: Updates from the State of the San Lorenzo Symposium; DWR research vessel helps monitor climate change in Delta; How a team of scientists studying drought helped build the world’s leading famine prediction model; To bugs in streams, fine sediment is not so fine; and more …

Heart of Santa Cruz: Updates from the State of the San Lorenzo Symposium: "In the shade of the redwoods, a mere stone’s throw away from Lompico Creek, interested citizens, agencies, and organizations gathered o... Read More...

SCIENCE NEWS: Building upon 50 years of interagency ecological science in the Bay-Delta; Conserving freshwater biodiversity in the Anthropocene; Witness trees tell how ecosystems of Silicon Valley have changed; Understanding ocean changes and climate just got harder; and more …

Building upon 50 years of interagency ecological science in the Bay-Delta:  "This year marks a significant milestone for the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) – now nine state and federal agencies that first... Read More...

SCIENCE NEWS: Unloved and unstudied: Learning more about Lamprey; Summer-run steelhead: “top athletes” and “extraordinary” and “inspiring animal”; The value of inland fisheries; We’ve been systematically underestimating sea otters’ historical habitat; and more …

Unloved and unstudied: Learning more about Lamprey:  "Lamprey may tread the line between ugly and downright frightening, but these underappreciated fish play similar ecological roles as the salmon that always s... Read More...