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Press Release: Elkhorn Slough Researchers Link Salt Marsh Dieback to Algal Blooms Generated by Increased Nutrients

In Press, Research, Salt Marsh by Administrator

The study reveals that piles of green algae form mats along bank edges that leads to dieback of the salt marsh below. When the marsh plants die, the roots no longer help to hold the bank together causing large pieces of the bank to fall into the channel in response to strong tidal currents or wind-driven waves in the slough.

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Research Symposium a Success

In ESNERR, Featured, Press, Research by Administrator

On January 24, 2017 Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve held a Research Symposium highlighting the amazing research happening at the slough. Local news KION came out to cover the story. Watch it now! It was a wonderful event and we appreciate everyone who came out to make it such a success! Click here for the Symposium presentations.

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Between Land and Sea

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The Nature Conservancy Magazine featured the Elkhorn Slough in their August / September 2016 issue. The article talks about collaborative conservation being used to protect rich habitat and marine life at California’s Elkhorn Slough. We’re excited to be on the pages of this highly acclaimed magazine! You can read the article here or pick up a copy in stores now.   Photo …

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Press Release: Endangered Salamander Breeds in Elkhorn Slough

In Press, Santa Cruz long-toed salamander by Administrator

For immediate release PRESS RELEASE: Endangered Salamander Breeds in Elkhorn Slough July 19, 2011 For the second year in a row the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine research Reserve (ESNERR)’s Freshwater Ecologist Nina D’Amore, PhD, has found evidence of the federally endangered Santa Cruz long-­‐toed salamanders breeding in the Elkhorn Slough watershed. Amphibians like the Santa Cruz long-­‐toed salamander are sensitive to water …

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

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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 …