Bay Bridge, an arch and monarchs

January 9, 2013

Here’s Wednesday’s Bay Area nature news digest:

  • Bay Bridge exempted from Cosco Busan rules restricting large ships from sailing in fog. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Pilot of Bay Bridge tanker crash on Monday has history of losing control of ships. [Huffington Post]
  • State officials recommending that great white sharks be listed as threatened or endangered to California Fish and Game Commission. [LA Times]
  • Iconic arch at Tennessee Beach in Marin comes crashing to the ground. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • The National Park Service limits number of hikers on Half Dome, Yosemite to 300 per day to reduce wilderness congestion. [Huffington Post]
  • One year anniversary of Wolf OR-7’s arrival in California and he’s still here. [Huffington Post]
  • Monarch butterflies return to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • Yoda and Indiana Jones will be displayed in bronze at a new park in downtown San Anselmo created by filmmaker George Lucas. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Toss a few crumbs to the pigeons or squirrels? SF Animal Control wants to enforce fines for feeding wildlife. [San Francisco Examiner]
  • Six imperiled Delta fish see drop in population after 2011 gain. [Sacramento Bee]

Nature photographer David Cruz sent in these fun pics from Sutro Baths in San Francisco on Tuesday.


About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.

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