A treaty, a terrified coyote and ‘dogs run wild’

by on February 04, 2013

 
A gray whale was spotted frolicking right off Sutro Baths in San Francisco on Feb. 2. Photo: David Cruz.
 

 

Bringing you Monday’s Bay Area nature news:

  • San Francisco Bay estuary listed as a “wetland of importance” in international treaty. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Site of former paint factory to become newest community garden in Oakland. [Oakland North]
  • Most of 5.5 million acres given to California schools sold off, mismanaged. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Terrified coyote found in Mission district in San Francisco may have¬†accidentally¬†hitched a ride to the city. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Groups file lawsuit against East Bay parks for letting “dogs run wild” on Albany Beach. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Enviro groups seek to call off coyote hunt contest to protect lone wolf in northeast. [Sacramento Bee]
  • Five people in Bay Area have died since November trying to rescue dogs from sneaker waves. [Oakland Tribune]
  • 1,200 acre Barboni Ranch in West Marin will remain open space in perpetuity. [Marin Independent Journal]

Here are some more amazing photos of that gray whale from nature photographer David Cruz, who seems to practically live at Sutro Baths these days.

Photo: David Cruz.

Photo: David Cruz.

 

Photo: David Cruz

Photo: David Cruz

 

Photo: David Cruz.

Photo: David Cruz.

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