Three to Tango

When love is in the air for Sierra newts (Taricha sierrae), these otherwise land-dwelling amphibians know it's time to hit the water. After adult newts reach about Read More…

All in or not?

Success for a Chinook salmon is defined as successfully spawning once, then dying – a reproduction strategy known as semelparity. Most do not meet this goal of Read More…

Kelp kindergarten

Nearshore kelp beds along California's coast don't only make for spectacular diving, they are also a crucial component to sustaining many populations of fish and invertebrates, including Read More…

Attractive acne?

At first glance, the little raised dots on the head of this Sacramento splittail might resemble small pimples, but they are actually structures called nuptial tubercles: small, Read More…