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The Last Urban Fishery – Herring Return to San Francisco Bay to the Delight of Fishermen and Marine Life

A stunning natural event is occurring right now in Richardson Bay, one that many had feared would never happen again. Tens of thousands of herring are spawning, releasing millions of roe (eggs). These little fish are hosting an entourage of feasting seabirds and other marine life. Bouncing back from a historically low population just four…

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Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary: A Central Coast Marine Preserve to Preserve Cultural Heritage and Protect Ocean Ecosystems

For thousands of years the Chumash Tribe has held a deep and enduring connection to the sea. The waves of the central coast of California conceal ancient sacred sites and villages, artifacts that portray the history of these coastal people. Activists have been pushing to create a new National Marine Sanctuary, which would both preserve…

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