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Light Footed Clapper Rail

Light Footed Clapper Rail

The Bay is home to several endangered and threatened bird species. Probably the most intriguing of these is the Ridgway’s rail (Rallus obsoletus), previously know as the Light-footed Clapper Rail

Plankton Study Photographs

Dr. Peter Bryant, head of the Newport Bay Conservancy research committee, and his research assistants from UCI have been studying the plankton population in the Upper Newport Bay and nearby offshore areas.  These amazing  photographs are the result of  that effort. ...