Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

Blog Post: March 8, 2012
To keep whales safe in the Bay, boaters need to stay at least 300 feet away—about the length of a football field—warns the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. A gray whale has been spotted in the Bay over the last couple of days,...
Blog Post: December 20, 2011
A pair of river otters popped up December 17 on a dock behind the 101 Surf Sports shop in San Rafael. Our friends at the shop took this photo. River otters often go into salt water and have been seen in the open ocean off the Mendocino coast. They are also seen co-mingling with sea otters in Puget...
Blog Post: October 7, 2011
Today California Governor Jerry Brown approved a bill that will ban the possession, sale and distribution of imported shark fins in the state of California. Under the new law, shark fins will not be allowed to be imported into the state beginning in January 2012. This legislation will help shark...
Blog Post: September 6, 2011
California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state, successfully passed the California Senate today and will now go to Governor Jerry Brown to be signed into law. Baykeeper joined environmental and conservation groups in...
Featured Stories: August 26, 2011
While the nation’s attention was rapt by the debt ceiling showdown, the Congress was busy behind the scenes using the Appropriations process out of public view to eviscerate the Clean Water Act. In another instance of holding federal budgets hostage, Republicans have been quietly passing huge...
Blog Post: August 15, 2011
While the nation’s attention was rapt by the debt ceiling showdown, the Congress was busy behind the scenes using the Appropriations process out of public view to eviscerate the Clean Water Act. In another instance of holding federal budgets hostage, Republicans have been quietly passing huge...
Monthly Column: August 2, 2011
Every time I write this monthly column, I find that I have to dive deep into a whole new world of chemistry, species, habitat, geology and climate. I enjoy sharing a little bit of what I learn along the way. Some of you know I’m a novice birder, having become captivated with diving ducks while...
Featured Stories: August 1, 2011
From the August 2011 edition of Bay Crossings  Every time I write this monthly column, I find that I have to dive deep into a whole new world of chemistry, species, habitat, geology and climate. I enjoy sharing a little bit of what I learn along the way. Some of you know I’m a novice birder...
Blog Post: April 18, 2011
On April 5, the Richmond City Council voted against further consideration of a casino development slated for the wild shoreline of Point Molate, wisely choosing to protect this important open space on the Bay's shoreline. Last November, the citizens of the City of Richmond voted 58% against the...
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
Baykeeper is joining environmental and conservation groups in supporting California Assembly Bill 376, which would prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in the state. Every year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, often for use in shark fin soup....

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