San Francisco Bay Herring Spawn Potential Map

by Dan Chase Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) are found in large schools throughout the California’s coastal zone and are an important forage species that sustains a valuable commercial and recreational fishing industry in San Francisco Bay.  While primarily found off shore, the species moves into bays and estuaries in the winter to lay their eggs. These … Continue Reading »

San Francisco Bay Dredging Projects – Is That Eelgrass in your Footprint?

by Gwen Santos Spring has arrived and that means the season for dredging and other in-water work in San Francisco Bay is just around the corner.  Do you know what’s in your subtidal footprint?  If eelgrass (Zostera marina or Z. pacifica) or other submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is present, pre- and post-project surveys are typically a … Continue Reading »