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‘It’s an Unimaginable Number of Fish’


You’ve probably seen pictures or even smelled them by now. This past week, thousands upon thousands of dead fish washed up on shorelines all over the Bay Area. And there are way more beneath the...

Thousands of dead fish wash up in Oakland lake to create a putrid mess

The Guardian

Thousands of fish carcasses have been floating up to the edges of the San Francisco Bay, and the scummy top of Oakland’s Lake Merritt – stewing under the sun and wafting a putrid stench into nearby...

Dead fish are piling up on San Francisco Bay Area shores. A toxic algae bloom is likely cause

USA Today

Thousands of dead fish and other marine life carcasses are washing ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, creating a foul smell. Experts point to an unprecedented "red tide" algae bloom as the mostly...

Harmful Algae Blooms in the Delta

Estuary News

In the absence of a government program to contend with harmful algae blooms (HABs) in the Delta, a loose coalition of academics and environmental and community groups has been studying their spread...

Toxic Red Tide Kills ‘Uncountable’ Numbers of Fish in the Bay Area

New York Times

The fish, first reported dead along the San Mateo County shoreline last Tuesday, are most likely being asphyxiated as a result of the algae, said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist with San Francisco...

Officials Say Fatal SF Bay Algae Bloom Killing Fish Could Last for Weeks

NBC Bay Area

The red algae bloom in the San Francisco Bay killing hundreds, if not thousands, of fish since last week likely won't end for at least a couple weeks, as the warm weather gets hotter going...

A closer look at the deadly algal bloom

NBC Bay Area

NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai speaks with the executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, a nonprofit keeping track of a deadly algal bloom in the San Francisco Bay.

Dead fish collect along the San Francisco Bay amid rare algae bloom


Thousands of fish are dying and washing ashore around Oakland's Lake Merritt and other parts of the San Francisco Bay. What's happening: Environmental groups believe the algae bloom...

Here's what this means: Thousands of dead fish wash ashore around Bay Area due to toxic algae


Baykeeper senior scientist Jon Rosenfield says nutrients released into the water from the 40 waste water treatment plants around the Bay Area are super charging the algae to reproduce in huge...

Thousands of fish killed by Lake Merritt algae bloom producing ‘pungent’ scent

San Francisco Chronicle

Thousands of dead fish are piling up around Lake Merritt in Oakland due to a harmful algae bloom impacting the San Francisco Bay. Topsmelt, bass and bat rays were among the dead fish that appeared...

Toxic algae bloom killing fish in San Francisco Bay

KRON4 News

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (KRON) – An alarming number of fish have been seen floating belly up all around the bay, including the waters along the Peninsula. It’s all due to a harmful algae bloom spreading...

Dead fish are being found at Lake Merritt and throughout Bay Area


Experts say this algal bloom is happening because the bay is chronically enriched with excessive nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus that come from forty wastewater treatment plants around the bay...


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