Time for your Bay Area nature news digest:
- Killer whale travels 2,000 miles in 2 weeks from Puget Sound to Point Reyes. [Marin Independent Journal]
- Biologist deems Sonoma County salamander tunnels a success. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- After recent tanker crash, officials consider limiting ship traffic when fog too thick. [San Francisco Examiner]
- Pilot of recent Bay Bridge tanker crash might have made faulty swerve as he was trying to be careful. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- Air quality at outdoor events in SF suddenly gets better. [San Francisco Examiner]
- Black bear spotted at Fort Bragg hospital. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Aquariums dumping fish into California waters, causing problems with invasive species. [Huffington Post]
- Environmentalists worried about loss of egret and heron habitat after eucalyptus stand felled along Hwy 101 in Petaluma. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- Marin is one of the few salmon strongholds, despite difficulties in restoring population, according to officials who are seeking to implement a new federal recovery plan for coho. [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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