Using Conservation Planning to Create the Perfect...
AuthorsKeiko Mertz, Aviv Karasov-Olson, Cliff Feldheim, John Eadie
Can Bacteria Save an Estuary’s Food Web?
AuthorsAlice Tung, Peggy W. Lehman, John Durand
Untangling the Food Web of Suisun Marsh Using...
AuthorsCaroline L. Newell, Teejay A. O’Rear, John R. Durand
The Dangerous Disappearance of Delta Dirt
AuthorsDylan Stern, Dylan Chapple, Cory Copeland
We Make the Delta, and the Delta Makes us
AuthorsAlejo Kraus-Polk, Julian Fulton
Saving the Incredible Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse!
AuthorsKatherine R. Smith, Melissa K. Riley, Laureen M...
Fish Love Floods: Benefits of Floodplains in San...
AuthorsCatarina Pien, Amanda Casby, Ted Sommer, Brian Schreier
Where the Young Fish Are: Monitoring for...
AuthorsLauren J. Damon, Steven B. Slater
How Can We Use Computer Models to Learn About the...
AuthorsMichael L. MacWilliams, Eli S. Ateljevich, Stephen G...
The Smallest Animals in the Water: Tiny but Mighty
AuthorsMonika Winder, April Hennessy, Arthur Barros
Keeping an Eye on Water Quality From the Sky
AuthorsFrancine H. Mejia, Christian E. Torgersen, Cédric G. Fichot
Murky Mysteries of Young Lamprey in the San...
AuthorsPascale Ava Lake Goertler, Kimberly Sheena Holley, Nicole...
Helping Nature in the San Francisco Estuary Cope...
AuthorsAnnika T. H. Keeley, Eva Bush, Dylan E. Chapple
Crime Scene San Francisco: Who Is Responsible for...
AuthorsMallory E. Bedwell, Craig Stuart, Melinda R. Baerwald
Aliens From an Underwater World
AuthorsPedro Morais, João Encarnação, Maria Alexandra Teodósio...
Small Shorebirds Feast On Green Slime To Fuel...
AuthorsLaurie A. Hall, Susan E. W. De La Cruz, Isa Woo, Tomohiro...
How Are Microplastics Invading the World?
AuthorsCharlene Lujan-Vega, José Luis Ortega-Alfaro, Jennifer...
Diary of Wimpy Fish: How to Grow Up in a...
AuthorsAmanda J. Finger, Daphne A. Gille, Nicole M. Kwan, Melinda...
Can Plants Be Engineers?
AuthorsJ. Louise Conrad
Estuaries, A Happy Place For Fish
AuthorsPedro Morais, Ester Dias
Living Fossils: Sturgeon of the San Francisco...
AuthorsPage E. Vick, John T. Kelly
The Clever Strategies That Fishes Use to Survive...
AuthorsRachel A. Fichman, Adi Khen, Malte Willmes, Jonathon Kuntz...
Black Sea Jellyfish: Shocking Newcomers to Suisun...
AuthorsCaroline L. Newell, John R. Durand, Mariah H. Meek, Peter B...
A Fish Story: Hot Water and Dangerous Behavior!
AuthorsBrittany E. Davis, Ted Sommer, Nann A. Fangue, Anne E...
Delivering Food to Hungry Fish in the San...
AuthorsLaura Twardochleb, Leela Dixit, Mallory Bedwell, Brittany...
If You Give a Clam an Estuary: The Story of...
AuthorsKelly H. Shrader, Emily L. Zierdt Smith, Francis Parchaso...
The Central Valley Salmonid Story: Six Million...
AuthorsHilary Glenn, Stacie Fejtek, Jacob Rennert
What Does Not Kill Can Weaken: How Herbicides...
AuthorsKhiet Huynh, Tomofumi Kurobe, Marie Stillway, Chelsea Lam...
Are You a HAB Warrior?
AuthorsPeggy W. Lehman, Tomofumi Kurobe, Timothy G. Otten, Melissa...
How Wetland Plants Deal With Stress
AuthorsTaylor M. Sloey
About this collectionWhat is an estuary? Where do they occur? How do they work? Who lives there? And why are estuaries important to our planet? This collection will answer all of these questions and more.
Estuaries are places where fresh water from rivers moving downstream from the mountains mixes with salty water moving upstream from the ocean. Estuaries thus contain both fresh and salty water habitats (places) where many kinds of plants and animals can live and grow. San Francisco Estuary is the largest estuary on the West Coast of the United States and is home to millions of people, plants and animals. Our scientists have been studying all aspects of the San Francisco Estuary for nearly 50 years and we have 35 stories to tell about the people, plants, and animals in the estuary. We will tell you horror stories of how tiny poisonous plants and vampire fish kill other fish, and we have success stories of how conservation saves the lives of tiny mice in marshes and birds along the Pacific Flyway.
The Collection of stories is divided into six sections, so you can easily find the stories that interest you the most. The first section describes the many kinds of habitats in the estuary, including rivers, shallow bays, wetlands, and marshes, and what makes them a good home for plants, animals, and people. In the second section, the water quality scientists will describe how they use boats, special instruments, and new technology to determine whether the water is healthy for people, plants, and animals.
In the third and fourth sections we will tell stories about how plants and animals live in the estuary. Microbiologists will describe the tiny, microscopic plants and animals that live in the estuary, what makes them grow, how important they are as food for animals and why they are sometimes poisonous. Fish scientists will describe the many kinds of fish in the estuary and how we measure their growth, determine where they are, what they eat, and the ways they use both fresh and saltwater habitats to grow and raise their young. In the fifth section, scientists will discuss how invasions of plants and animals from outside of the estuary have changed habitats and the survival of native plants and animals. Lastly, we will share how scientists in the estuary are using new technologies and management actions to control invasions of unwanted plants and animals, increase the growth of native plants and animals, improve water quality, and restore habitats in the estuary.
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Cesar Aguilar Martinez
Ana Cristina Cardoso
J. Louise Conrad
M. Nils Peterson