Sound Ecology

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A feature series highlighting our environment.

Topics range from whales, migratory birds and salmon to biodiversity in the Klamath mountains and mushroom ecology.

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Marine Protected Areas conserve the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they depend on and the integrity of marine ecosystems. California's remarkable MPA system protects the productivity, wildness and beauty of our coast and ocean. 

This segment of Sound Ecology highlights regional marine conservation.


On this episode of Sound Ecology, naturalist Michael Kauffman discusses the magnificent conifer biodiversity in the Klamath Mountains.


Jessica Eden

Terry Roelofs talks about the delights of following cyclical, seasonal events in your region. 


Jessica Eden

Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this season's magnificent shorebird migration along Humboldt Bay. 

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This segment of Sound Ecology highlights native bees, including nuances of their behavior, life history and ecological importance.


This segment of Sound Ecology features Naturalist Ken Burton discussing two songbirds, the orange-crowned and Wilson's warbler.

 


The Pacific marten and the fisher play important roles in the ecological health of forests. These two mammals are highlighted in this segment of Sound Ecology. Local Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment.

The Allen's hummingbird is among the first migratory birds to return to our region this time of year. Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this special bird -- and shares some unexpected details about who joins them on their migratory journey.

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In this segment of Sound Ecology, Naturalist Carol Vander Meer highlights blooming dune flora in the Humboldt Bay region, including the endangered wallflower.

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Jessica Eden

Wildlife Biologist Gretchen O'Brien highlights the tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds that rely on Humboldt Bay. She includes tips for best times of the day to enjoy the spectacle of shorebirds at the Arcata Marsh.

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Aleutian cackling geese are abundant in our area this time of year. This segment of Sound Ecology highlights the conservation efforts that led to the successful recovery of this once endangered bird.

    

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An audio postcard highlighting the enigmatic American Dipper. Naturalist and author Ken Burton  wrote this segment. 

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The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to an impressive number of migratory and resident bird species. The sanctuary fills important habitat needs for the Pacific Flyway and functions as a world renowned wastewater treatment facility.

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Fisheries guru Terry Roelofs celebrates the tiny, colorful and little known three-spined stickleback.

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Naturalist Michael Kauffman celebrates the great variety and unique ecological adaptations of manzanitas in California. 

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