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In the first in-depth study of the virus’s impacts on bird populations, Wildlife professor emeritus T. Luke George and a group of researchers discovered the disease killed millions of birds—many more than previously thought—and had a major, and sometimes persistent, impact, on bird populations.
A small fishing boat swept into the ocean by the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan washed ashore two years later in the coastal Northern California town of Crescent City, about 350 miles north of San Francisco.
Four years of drought has turned much of California into tinder, and the resulting wildfires have torched vast swatches of forest. Fire suppression efforts have saved valuable commercial timberland, but another tree is being threatened by humans’ effort to control nature.
Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.
The Klamath River is a massive, breathtaking, and complex system with its own unique ecology and affected by political, economic, and cultural factors. It’s home to diverse communities including Native American tribes, farmers, and fishermen.
More than 300 people from across California and the broader Pacific West were at Humboldt State for the 69th Annual California Geographical Society Meeting, May 1-3.
Humboldt State University students won top honors at the 29th Annual CSU Student Research Competition.
Four research presentations are this year’s audience-choice award winners from the 2015 IdeaFest, which took place April 17. Individual projects from the College of Professional Studies, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and two that tied for top honors in the College of Natural Resources, were represented.
It’s not uncommon for a young angler, enthralled by the flash of silver scales and blue water, to dream of going pro. This is certainly what Darren Ward had in mind when he enrolled as a fisheries science major, thinking it would simply be a good way to catch more fish.
Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.