A Daring Dive Into the Wild Blue off Costa Rica

The scent of diesel, rusting anchors and fish slurry hung in the humid air of the harbor. I was in Puntarenas on the western shore of Costa Rica, waiting to leave on a scuba-diving trip to Cocos Island – often called an “underwater Serengeti” because of the many species found there, especially the schools of… » Read More

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Herring Return to Bay Area Waters (and Plates)

herring from the bay

The San Francisco Bay is a frenzy of rapturous seagulls, cormorants so gorged they can barely take flight, sea lions bellowing and porpoises spinning. The herring have returned to spawn. More on this story Read more of our reporting on oceans & freshwater. Read a summary of this story. See how this story made an impact.  Humans… » Read More

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