Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides)

Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides)

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto


This entire primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of a unprecedented, and remarkably resilient, physique of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with toxins, and crowded with forty-six towns, the bay continues to be domestic to fit eelgrass beds, younger Dungeness crabs and sharks, and hundreds of thousands of waterbirds. Written in an exciting type for a large viewers, Natural background of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of subject matters together with fish and flora and fauna, ocean and weather cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the trail from industrialization to environmental recovery. greater than sixty scientists, activists, and source managers proportion their perspectives and describe their work—tracing mercury throughout the aquatic environment, discovering how one can convert salt ponds again to tidal wetlands, awaiting the repercussions of weather switch, and extra. totally illustrated and jam-packed with tales, fees, and proof, the consultant additionally tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental stream that now reaches around the country.

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