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Dispatches From the Deep Pacific

By: Sophie R. Sanchez, Christine A. Parisek, Andrew L. Rypel Monsters are lurking… Off the coast of California, down in the chilly depths of the Pacific Ocean, there lie the most unsettling denizens that appear summoned from the nightmares of … Continue reading

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Watering up Halloween, California style

By Ghost Writer What better way to spook Californians this Halloween than to appear as a slobbering “Godzilla El Niño.” Or draped in a bedsheet as Godzilla’s opponent, “The Blob,” the amoeba-shaped patch of unusually warm Pacific water blocking storms … Continue reading

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Trick or treat? Aliens at the door

By Chris Bowman Many of the alien species invading California’s lakes and streams would make for wickedly good Halloween costumes. Take the Shokihaze goby, Tridentiger barbatus (above and right), a native of Asian now common in Suisun Bay and the lower Sacramento … Continue reading

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Halloween horrors and machetes on the Butte

By Chris Bowman Photos by Bill Husa, Chico Enterprise-Record They spook the faint-of-heart every Halloween. Ghoulish, hollow-eyed creatures stumble about like they’re half-dead. Their skin is mottled from open sores. Rotting lips peel back to reveal horrific grins. But enough … Continue reading

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Halloween hydrology

By the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences staff If these 1950s ideas for solving California’s water problems don’t frighten you, we don’t know what will. Happy Halloween! The Cornell Plan Sidney Cornell, a Los Angeles construction engineer, circulated an … Continue reading

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