Happy Monday! Dishing up your Bay Area nature news diet:
- A flamingo has turned up near the Sunnyvale sewage treatment plant, and local zoos say none of theirs is missing. [San Jose Mercury News]
- Burrowing owls make a nest near a freeway retaining wall on Hwy 4 widening, and construction makes accommodations. [Contra Costa Times]
- Could Gov. Brown’s water tunnels from Delta increase fracking in California? [Indybay.org]
- Images of sea turtles, California quail help deter graffiti in Oakland. [Oakland Tribune]
- “Mollusk matchmaker” successful in getting the first captive white abalone to spawn in a decade at Bodega Bay lab. [Sacramento Bee]
- Hearing the ‘D’ word among water planners in Marin. [Marin Independent Journal]
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With all the cold and moist days we've had lately, it's the perfect time to experience winter's tule fog, a different variety than summer's ocean-borne type.
A recent study has proven the obvious: San Francisco Bay is a major conduit for invasive species. And the biggest culprit? Cargo ships and their ballast water. Environmentalists are now pushing for new treatment requirements to stem the tide of alien species.
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