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Was there ever a waterfall at the Golden Gate?

July 01, 2010 by Michael Ellis

Q: Rumor has it there might have been a waterfall at the Golden Gate during the last ice age, when ...

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New Plan for the “Hidden Bay”

June 18, 2010 by Dan Rademacher

Every day, millions of people drive over it on a half dozen bridges. Ferries and freighters cross it. Windsurfers and kayakers and boaters ply its waters. It's the picture-postcard backdrop for thousands of tourists along the San Francisco waterfront. And yet much of the real action in San Francisco Bay is hidden from us beneath murky waters. A new plan aims to change that...

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Have Your Say in 50 Years of Restoration

February 26, 2010 by Aaron Freifeld

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting two public workshops in March to explain and hear comments on a 50-year plan for restoring the San Francisco and Suisun Bays, which have lost 90 percent of their wetlands. Find out how you can take part in the restoration...

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All in a Roe

January 01, 2009 by Glen Martin

This winter, as they have for decades, fishermen in the Bay’s last commercial fishery will launch their boats in search of spawning herring. These small fish come into the Bay from the ocean to lay their eggs. People aren’t the only ones on the hunt for herring; seals and seabirds depend on this bounty as well. But changing consumer tastes, rising costs, and unstable marine conditions have put the squeeze on the both the hunter and the hunted, and now the survival of this historic fishery is very much in question.

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Oil Spill CSI

January 01, 2009 by Dan Rademacher

The 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay may be bad news for herring.

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The Midshipman’s Song

July 28, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

During summer, this glowing Pacific fish makes nests in the muds of the San Francisco Bay and attracts a mate with humming.

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Flocking to the Island of Angels

July 01, 2008 by Aleta George

Cut off from land for thousands of years, the Bay’s largest island is a natural and cultural gem just a ferry ride or paddle away from city life.

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Saving San Francisco Bay

June 17, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

From the state of California’s infancy, our relationship to SanFrancisco Bay, the most urbanized estuary in the United States, has ...

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In the Wake of the Oil Spill

April 01, 2008 by David Carroll

Not long after the cargo ship Cosco Busan ran into the Bay Bridge last November, it was clear that the ...

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The Grunion’s One-Night Stand in the Sand

April 01, 2008 by Christopher Richard

Solstice is nigh, the tide is high, the full moon illuminates the midnight beach, and before us, thousands of glimmering ...

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