Killer whale, salamander tunnels and aquariums

January 16, 2013

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]


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.