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The Bay

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

Imagine the Future San Francisco Bay Shoreline

June 18, 2018 by Zach St. George

The San Francisco Bay is rising. A design competition aims to surface solutions before it's too late.

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Why Did So Many Jellyfish Wash Onto Bay Beaches This Spring?

May 29, 2018 by Eve Minkin

Why are so many jellyfish washing up in the San Francisco Bay this spring?

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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 Wild Still

January 01, 2017 by Eric Simons

It's bursting with fish, birds, marine mammals -- and people. How did so many come to see the Bay as lifeless?

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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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