September 2011


Working at the Elkhorn Slough has it’s benefits.  Beyond the great staff and beautiful scenery, the wildlife sightings always remind us why we’re working so hard to conserve this special place. This week we were visited by a sweet little fawn.

These photos were taken by our Development Director, Lorili Toth.

Friday, September 9
by Rikke Kvist Preisler, Estuarine Ecologist at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

While doing fish surveys in the slough, she and her crew found a squid.

According to the “Changes in a California Estuary” book, the market
squid, Loligo opalescens is on the slough invert species list. The
reference is “Nybakken, personal communication”.