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Elkhorn Slough earns high marks from community: Review panel visits...

There are 6 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Elkhorn Slough earns high marks from community: Review panel visits.... In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

For 30 years, the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve has been watching over California's largest tidal salt marsh outside of the San Francisco Bay.

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Bee Licensed

San Francisco, CA

#1 Aug 4, 2010
Clearly, as evidenced in photo number three in the slide show, The WHITE pelicans did not get enough "diversity indoctrination", because they maintain their own separate group, away from the BROWN pelicans.
I Was There

San Jose, CA

#2 Aug 4, 2010
LOL, good one! However, one reason might be that white pelicans prefer fresh & brackish water. Their brown pelican cousins like salt water. FYI.
Pajarosa

Boulder Creek, CA

#3 Aug 4, 2010
What a bunch of unadulterated bee ess. Elkhorn Slough is no slough it is a man made tidal estuary whose rip tides have scoured out a brackish to fresh water natural system and turned it into an extension of Monterey Bay. Bureaucrats have ignored the deliterious effects of moving the ocean inland in order to promote their business of study for it's own sake. Elkhorn Estuary is a man made disaster!! Another bureaucratic con job!!
Flipper

Soquel, CA

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Pajarosa wrote:
What a bunch of unadulterated bee ess. Elkhorn Slough is no slough it is a man made tidal estuary whose rip tides have scoured out a brackish to fresh water natural system and turned it into an extension of Monterey Bay. Bureaucrats have ignored the deliterious effects of moving the ocean inland in order to promote their business of study for it's own sake. Elkhorn Estuary is a man made disaster!! Another bureaucratic con job!!
You are not correct. Historically that area was an estuary, then over time it was drained and converted to grazing and ag lands. The wetlands is more brackish and salty today then the historic wetland was because of the Harbor, but the work of Fish and Game and the Slough Foundation has brought it as close to a natural wetlands as possible with the salt influence from the Bay/Harbor and the erosion from the uplands.
Bigbub

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Historically, the Pajaro and Salinas rivers used to drain through the slough. No more after many earthquake upliftings, railroad construction and Army Corp of Engineers.
jimmy mabina

Polokwane, South Africa

#6 Aug 8, 2010
hihger education is the best . i jiimy mabina i am buzy studing at the university of limpopo for better future. i encerage the young once to study hart because nower days life is not simple as like befor now we are living in the world of education . jimmy mabina

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