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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2018

The Bay

The San Francisco Bay is our region’s dominant geographic feature.

Charismatic Sea Ducks Seem to be Disappearing, But It’s Hard to Say Why

March 30, 2018 by Mary Catherine O'Connor and Erica Langston

Are surf scoters disappearing from the San Francisco Bay? Or from the world?

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Ten Years After the Spill, a Look at Where the Cosco Busan Settlement Funding Went

November 07, 2017 by Mary Catherine O'Connor

Following the Cosco Busan spill in 2007, funding was set aside for restoration and recreation. A look at where it's been spent so far.

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Can the Bay Area Design Its Way Out Of Sea Level Rise?

October 30, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Bay Area scientists and planners are hoping to shake loose some new solutions to rising seas by inviting in some of the best minds of the design world.

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Hunt for San Francisco Bay Shark Killer Zeroes in on a Suspect

August 14, 2017 by Eric Simons

A protozoan pathogen appears to have killed thousands of sharks, rays and fish in the San Francisco Bay this spring.

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Summer Algal Bloom and Aquatic Grass Growth Forces Boats Off the Water in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park

July 27, 2017 by Sonner Kehrt

A yellow-brown blanket covers the Berkeley Aquatic Park lagoon.

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Sharks Are Dying By the Hundreds in San Francisco Bay

May 02, 2017 by Eric Simons

Leopard sharks and bat rays are dying by the hundreds and washing ashore all around the Bay. A pathologist at the California Department Fish and Wildlife thinks he may know why.

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The San Francisco Bay is One of the Most Remarkable, Overlooked Stories of Nature in the 21st Century

January 01, 2017 by Eric Simons

How did so many people come to see the Bay as lifeless, or as negative space to drive over?

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An Emissary of the Bay’s Forgotten Beaches

July 01, 2016 by Eric Simons

Hardly anyone knew about the plant called sea-blite when it lived on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. No one noticed when it disappeared. Now, thirty years after it went locally extinct, a freelance coastal ecologist sets out on an unlikely mission to bring it back.

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Measure AA for a Clean and Healthy Bay

June 07, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

Residents of the Bay Area’s nine counties have passed a $12-per-year parcel tax to raise $500 million toward wetlands restoration and other Bay shoreline improvements over the next 20 years in what will be a historic influx in funding for the Bay.

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Mud Lovers

May 13, 2016 by Blake Edgar

Get Dirty is the first rule at Crab Cove. Second is discover crabs and curlews in the Bay's oozy silt. Third, bring a change of shoes.

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