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Press Release: Endangered Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander larvae discovered in Elkhorn Slough

In Press, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander by Administrator

PRESS RELEASE Elkhorn Slough Foundation Contact: (updated contact Kerstin Wasson) For immediate release June 3, 2010 Endangered Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander larvae discovered in Elkhorn Slough The first finding of larvae at the Reserve since 2006 bodes well for salamander’s future Watsonville, CA- Researchers made an exciting discovery of several Santa Cruz long-toed salamander larvae in a pond at the Elkhorn …

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Nest Box Monitoring Research

In Biological Monitoring, Bird Monitoring, Birds, Research by Administrator

A program monitoring about 150 nest boxes in the oak woodlands of ESNERR began in 1998. Each spring and summer the nestboxes are monitored weekly by a team of volunteers. By carefully checking the boxes and consistently recording what they see, the volunteers are able to obtain data on: – nest box occupancy (which boxes are occupied and by which …

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Michael Kenna

In Artist in Residence by Administrator

In 1987 a California Arts Council grant for an Art in Public Places project brought English-born, landscape photographer Michael Kenna to work with the Elkhorn Slough Foundation. What resulted was a portfolio of 30 important photographs. In 1991 the portfolio was published as a small book, The Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing: Photographs by Michael Kenna. In 2008, ESF celebrated its …

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Science in Action: Threatened Amphibians of Elkhorn Slough

In California red-legged frog, Freshwater, Reptiles and Amphibians, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, Science in Action Article by Administrator

October 2004 by Kerstin Wasson, ESNERR Reseach Coordinator In the past years, we have documented a dramatic decline in California Red-legged Frog (CRLF) populations on the Reserve. On summer nights at the end of the last millennium, the eyeshine of hundreds of CRLF could be seen in the beam of a flashlight, and the waters teemed with their tadpole young. …

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Rookery Monitoring Research

In Biological Monitoring, Bird Monitoring, Birds, Research by Administrator

BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF PAST Elkhorn Slough Reserve ROOKERY MONITORING 1985-2001 Description of Monitoring Each year, the rookery comes alive with the cacophony of nesting herons, egrets, and cormorants and their rowdy offspring. Volunteers and ESNERR staff have been monitoring the rookery for over a decade. We track abundance of adults and active nests for the three breeding species, track their reproductive …

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Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

In Research, volunteering, Water Quality by Administrator

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR), the Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), and the Monterey County Water Resources Agency have been supporting a volunteer water monitoring program since 1988. Twenty-six stations (see map) are sampled monthly for temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, nitrate, ammonium, and dissolved inorganic phosphate. The data are collected in the field by a singularly dedicated …