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SF Bay Waters Becoming Clearer, Threat of ‘Dead Zone’ Along Sonoma Coast

by on December 06, 2013

Oxygen-poor water off the Sonoma Coast could harm the region's Dungeness crabs and other marine life. Photo: Dan Hershman.
Oxygen-poor water off the Sonoma Coast could harm the region's Dungeness crabs and other marine life. Photo: Dan Hershman.

Here’s your weekly Bay Area nature news:

  • San Francisco Bay waters are becoming clearer, but that may mean threats from algae growth. [San Jose Mercury]
  • Threat of ‘dead zone’ developing off Sonoma Coast. [Press Democrat]
  • Happy New Year for wayward mountain lions. [Contra Costa Times]
  • 137-year old fallen eucalyptus tree equals fun for Oakland. [Oakland Tribune]
  • Rodent poisoning plan for Farallon Islands moving forward. [Press Democrat]
  • Bay Bridge park would offer a new gateway to the East Bay shoreline. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Petaluma to weigh changes to countywide plastic bag ban. [Press Democrat]
  • Mount Diablo fire ruled accidental; no criminal charges to be filed. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Lytton Pomo tribe on buying spree in Sonoma County. [Press Democrat]
  • SPAWN sues over interim stream ordinance. [Point Reyes Light]
  • Ranchers struggling with one of the driest years on record. [Press Democrat]
  • Marin officials concerned that a radioactive plume from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is headed for the West Coast.  [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Redwood City Port plant environmental review approved. [The Daily Journal]
  • East Contra Costa nonprofit hopes to sow the seed for young farmers. [Contra Costa Times]
  • Appeals court urged to reject Drakes Bay oyster case. [Press Democrat]
  • UC Berkeley researcher warns of ‘abrupt’ climate change. [San Francisco Business Journal]
  • San Carlos may plant seeds for community garden. [The Daily Journal]
  • Judge Dumps Lawsuit Opposing Artificial Turf In Golden Gate Park. [SF Appeal]
  • Marin gets state cash to look at sea-level rise.  [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Environmental Groups Advocate Against Bay Area Oil Companies’ Plans To Expand. [SF Appeal]
  • Chinook salmon return to Marin, coho shouldn’t be too far behind. [Marin Independent Journal]
  • Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand. [KQED]
  • State’s experimental forecast warns for dry winter ahead. [Sacramento Bee]
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jerry rudy on December 15th, 2013 at 9:36 am

seems like a site for good information

Deon E Goodgain on March 23rd, 2017 at 10:47 am

Good day. My name is Deon E. Adams and I am contacting you today to share some of my ideas with you. For years I have been studying the environment and thinking of different ways to help clean out our air and water. One of my ideas is to take old oil tankers and convert them into water tankers to help clean out Dead Zones and provide clean water for third world countries. The best thing about converting oil tankers into water tankers, there is always water around that needs to be cleaned.

What we can do is use oil eating mushrooms to eat the oil out of the tankers. Afterwards, we take the mushrooms and place them in drums along with hemp-like kelp. Then we place the drums in the heart of the Dead Zones to see if it can help clean it up. Once the tankers are cleaned, sprayed, and lined with rubber we can set up a system similar to the Tampa Bay Sea Water Desalination Plants reverse osmosis process. The system would be set up on the outside of the tanker where we would first place the Intake Canal at the bottom, going all the way down about 5-10 feet from the sea floor. Then, on the top of the ship will be everything else like the Particle Settlement, Sound Filters, Diatomaceous Earth Filters, Residual Treatment Plants, Cartridge Filters, and Pumps. On the side of the tanker will be the Discharge Canal. This is placed there to allow the clean water to flow back into the Dead Zones. This will also help push air into the water like the filter does in a fish tank. It can help also with the Texas Drought by pushing moisture into the air. With the Dead Zones location being in the Gulf it has hurt our fishing and our water recycle to land. What we can do from time to time is shoot water up into the air to help with the rains recycle system.

I would greatly appreciate any and all support and/or advice you may have to offer. I’d really like to hear what you think about this idea. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns you may have. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule today to read my letter. Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day.

Deon E. Adams
2605 Kit Carson Street, Apt. B
Sacramento, CA. 95818
(916) 271-7488

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