Hello Monday! Starting off your work week with some Bay Area nature news:
- Seabirds descend by the thousands on Ocean Beach in SF to gobble up a school of fish close to shore. [Ocean Beach Bulletin]
- 200-plus demonstrators arrested for trespassing at Chevron’s Richmond plant. [Huffington Post]
- Spreckles Lake in Golden Gate Park is bone dry this week. [Richmond Blog]
- Young bluebird in San Pablo Park, Berkeley becomes a worm-hunting “Rambo” as he aggressively hunts for his younger siblings. [Berkeleyside]
- Oil companies have been releasing toxic chemicals off CA coastline as they frack for oil with little to no enviro review. [Associated Press]
- Marin’s county park plan prioritizes hikers, nature over mountain biking in trail use. [Marin Independent Journal]
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The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.
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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