The NRS protects a disproportionate number of California’s most vulnerable plant species today. But climate change will put many of those species at risk.
Undergrad’s innovative research may lead to new methods of weighing seals, expanding our understanding of the mammals and the oceans
Long ago naturalist John Muir extended an open invitation to harken to the rugged beauty and wonder of the high mountains. Listen to the sounds of gushing streams as they roll through wild canyons, amid gardens of rocky meadows. Wander, surrounded by the forest and snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Today, however, these places […]
The winter of 2019 inundated California in an exceptional amount of rain and snow. Wildflowers erupted in a super bloom across the state’s southern deserts. See how plants and animals at the UC Natural Reserve System’s Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center made the most of this rarity in the desert: abundant moisture. The video […]
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By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis During the marine heatwave of 2014-16, scientists from the University of California, Davis, noticed creatures typically seen only in places like Baja California, Mexico, showing up alongside the NRS’s Bodega Marine Reserve. These included warm-water species of jellyfish, crabs, nudibranchs, fish and even dolphins and sea turtles. Their study, published in […]
By Shelly Leachman, UC Santa Barbara There are rare finds, and then there are those out-of-nowhere, first-ever discoveries that send scientists’ hearts aflutter. An occurrence at Sands Beach in Goleta a week ago lands decidedly among the latter. A fish that washed in with the tides at UC Santa Barbara’s Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve has been […]