SCIENCE NEWS: The invasive European green crab; Status of selenium in the South Bay; Rapid 3D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite; Sea level rise could double erosion rates of SoCal coastal cliffs; and more …

In science news this week: Crab wars: The invasive European green crab; Status of selenium in the South Bay; Rapid 3D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite; Sea level rise could double erosion rates of Southern California coastal cliffs; This patch of water can predict Southwest drought; Four things ECOSTRESS can see from space (in addition to plants); Break it down: […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Saildrone launch begins test to improve West Coast fisheries surveys; Two-Way Bay: Estuary leaders reflect on resilience; Meet the urban osprey; Large salmon getting smaller, old salmon getting younger; and more …

In science news this week: Saildrone launch begins test to improve West Coast fisheries surveys; Video: Two-Way Bay: Estuary Leaders Reflect on Resilience; Meet the Urban Osprey; Large salmon getting smaller, old salmon getting younger; An acidified San Francisco Bay? Nobody has studied that yet; The Guadalupe River and the hidden heart of San Jose; A cud above: Cattle operations […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Report: Restoring Franks Tract; ‘River Jedi’; The salmon struggle for survival out of the San Joaquin River; New model of Chinook salmon populations better accounts for errors; New NOAA Fisheries plan adopts ecosystem management principles; and more …

In science news this week: Report: Restoring Franks Tract:  “In the heart of California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta lies a 3,000-acre flooded island called Franks Tract.  Before humans diked and drained Franks Tract to grow potatoes, grains, asparagus and corn, the island was part of a vast freshwater marsh. Breaches in levees flooded Franks Tract in 1937, and farmers never […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Unprecedented weather in 2017 hurts clarity level in Lake Tahoe; South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip; What’s still threatening coastal California condors?; Toxic chemicals in plastic pollution littering freshwater habitats; and more …

Unprecedented weather in 2017 hurts clarity level in Lake Tahoe:  “Historic drought followed by record-breaking precipitation and warm lake temperatures converged to produce the lowest annual average clarity levels recorded at Lake Tahoe in 2017, indicates data released by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at the University of California, Davis.  The average annual clarity level for 2017 was 59.7 feet. This was […]

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SCIENCE NEWS: Heat is driving off clouds that dampen California wildfires; A little water could make a big difference for salmon; A creek flows free; Some like it dark: Light pollution and salmon survival; and more …

In science news this week: Heat is driving off clouds that dampen California wildfires; A little water could make a big difference for salmon; A creek flows free; Some like it dark: Light pollution and salmon survival; Coyote Creek steelhead trout disappearance prompts battle; Sheephead, sea urchins and kelp: A dynamic food chain; Groundwater pumping can increase arsenic levels in […]

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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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