Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Francisco Chronicle | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
For the past few months, the nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper has been remotely piloting the craft — a catamaran topped with a loaner Google Street View camera. In a teaming of tech and environmental advocacy, Baykeeper is using the camera’s 360-degree imagery to capture the shoreline’s rising sea levels, mapping a meandering 400 miles of the bay...
KQED News | February 13, 2015 | Oil Spills
Lab tests conducted by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response have concluded that Coast Guard vessels in the Oakland Estuary were not the cause of what officials are calling a “mystery sheen” of diesel fuel that appeared near Alameda Marina late Tuesday night. Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco...
ABC7 News | February 13, 2015 | Sea Level Rise
Nonprofit group Baykeeper is working with Google to create a "Street View" map of the San Francisco Bay shoreline, using a little remote-controlled catamaran fitted with cameras. Very soon, you'll be able to use it to get a whole new perspective on the Bay.
Bay Nature | February 11, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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 wildlife search-and-rescue efforts. This small...
CBS TV Bay Area | January 31, 2015 | Oil Spills
It has been more than two years since an empty oil tanker collided with a tower of the Bay Bridge in heavy fog. Coast Guard investigators blamed the accident in part on a broken broken radar beacon on the bridge. That piece of safety equipment was found to be broken again during a monthly inspection.
San Jose Mercury News | January 30, 2015 | Oil Spills
Two years after a 752-foot-long oil tanker collided in heavy fog with the Bay Bridge -- an accident Coast Guard investigators blamed in part on a broken radar beacon on the bridge -- one of the bridge's three beacons is broken again. The beacon, which alerts sailors to the midpoint between bridge towers, has failed to work properly since Dec. 17.
Washington Post | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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 director of Baykeeper, a conservation group.
San Francisco Chronicle | January 22, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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, searching for birds coated with the mystery...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
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 East Bay shoreline can sign up through San Francisco...
San Jose Mercury News | January 21, 2015 | Bay Recreation
On June 11, 2013, at the age of 62, Gary Emich became the first person to compete 1,000 swims from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park without wetsuit or fins. . . . For the past four years Emich has organized fund-raising swim events for Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that protects San Francisco Bay from pollution.