Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco Bay’
Bay fishers still reeling from summer’s red tide, which could make a fall return
As dozens of dead fish pile along the shoreline, rotting under the baking sun, the stench is a minor inconvenience to the local anglers who are struggling with the financial burdens brought on by the recent algae bloom. In late July, the San Francisco Bay Area witnessed the largest Heterosigma akashiwo bloom in recorded history.…Read More
What caused Chevron pipeline to leak diesel into bay?
It could take as long as six months before people in Richmond know what caused a Chevron pipeline to leak hundreds of gallons of a diesel product into San Francisco Bay in February. An independent firm will investigate what caused a quarter-inch hole to open in the line, allowing 500 to 750 gallons of a…Read More
Researchers team up to solve a ‘50-year old murder mystery’: What’s killing sharks in the San Francisco Bay?
Spirits were low in McCovey Cove as the San Francisco Giants played a discouraging game against the Kansas City Royals. The visitors were on track to win, holding on to an 8-1 lead for several innings. The atmosphere was buoyed, however, when a cameraman spotted an unlikely supporter in the cove: a leopard shark swimming…Read More
Oysters and eelgrass, unlikely heroes in the fight against rising seas
In the San Francisco Bay, conservation and scientific groups are working to restore crucial habitat. Oysters and eelgrass may play a large role in protecting Richmond’s shoreline from sea level rise.Read More
Brooks Island kayak adventure launches from Richmond Harbor
Last week, 10 adventurers took part in a kayak trip to Brooks Island, organized by the East Bay Regional Park District, that launches out of Richmond Harbor on weekends May through October.Read More
Richmond, Veolia stopped at wastewater crossroads
Almost a year after the City Council approved a separation agreement with Veolia Water, the city is still searching for an alternative wastewater treatment method.Read More