Wildfire history in the mud

A woman kneels in a grassy area while taking a mud sample from the ground and placing it in a bag.

Detailed Description

Marine geochemist Renee Takesue collects a sample of exposed mud in a marsh near Sonoma Creek, California. She will look here and in nearby San Pablo Bay for chemicals from the 2017 Nuns Wildfire that can harm wildlife. The stormy winter of 2018 may have transported these contaminants from the Sonoma Creek watershed into San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This information will help managers formulate strategies to reduce health risks to wildlife from wildfires.


Image Dimensions: 4282 x 3015

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Location Taken: Sonoma, CA, US