Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

BK In The News: February 23, 2015
Caltrans is looking for permission to implode one caisson on the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge. . . "Concerns arise regarding impacts to wildlife. How are the toxic chemicals and concrete within the structure going to be managed?" Ian Wren, staff scientist with Baykeeper said.
BK In The News: February 11, 2015
When several hundred surf scoters and other diving ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were recently found to be coated with an unknown sticky substance (referred to as “mystery goo” by stumped investigators), San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene, helping with...
Blog Post: January 29, 2015
Last week Baykeeper helped coordinate a search and rescue effort for hundreds of birds injured or killed by an as-yet unidentified sticky substance spilled or dumped into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper Executive Director Deb Self was on the East Bay shoreline for two days, locating injured birds. We...
BK In The News: January 22, 2015
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive...
BK In The News: January 22, 2015
The mysterious case of the bird-killing goo got a little more perplexing Wednesday when laboratory tests ruled out the prime suspect, a viscous compound blamed for sending thousands of birds in Europe to their graves. . . . Deb Self, executive director of Baykeeper, was on the shoreline Wednesday,...
BK In The News: January 21, 2015
The environmental toll from the mystery goo in San Francisco Bay climbed Tuesday to 100 dead seabirds and 300 that were saved as wildlife officials tried to zero in on identifying the toxic stuff and who may have spilled it. . . . Volunteers willing to look out for and report ailing birds on the...
BK In The News: January 21, 2015
The mystery surrounding the hundreds of seabirds found coated in an unknown, gooey substance along the eastern San Francisco Bay shoreline took a twist this week with the discovery of several more birds along the San Mateo County coast to the west. . . Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco...
Blog Post: January 14, 2015
A new federal appeals court ruling has upheld reasonable limits on the amount of fresh water that can be pumped out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Bay. This ruling helps protect endangered fish, the California salmon fishing industry, and the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. On...
Monthly Column: November 3, 2014
Soaring and gliding gracefully over the water, pelicans are a familiar sight around San Francisco Bay. Two types of pelicans, the California brown pelican and the American white pelican, live here. They arrive and depart at different times of year, but both are here now. California brown pelicans (...
Featured Stories: August 8, 2014
Slender, blue-gray birds up to five feet tall, great blue herons (Ardea herodias) live all around San Francisco Bay. With half its height in its long legs, this majestic bird wades in the Bay’s shallow tidal waters, often standing silent and unmoving. Then, with a sudden thrust of its sharp beak,...

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