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Dead Fish Are Piling Up Across Shores of San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt, as Algal Bloom Grows


Thousands of dead fish are piling up across the Bay Area. From the concrete outer edges of Oakland's Lake Merritt to the sandy beaches of San Francisco's Fort Funston, and the pebbled banks of...

Algae bloom in San Francisco Bay kills fish, threatens swimmers

San Francisco Chronicle

Alarmingly large numbers of fish have been sighted floating belly up all around San Francisco Bay, prompting environmental groups to suggest that people and their pets stay out of the water to avoid...

Environmental Group Reports ‘Unprecedented' Algae Bloom, Fish Dying Across SF Bay

NBC Bay Area

Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper is reporting that an algae bloom is happening across the San Francisco Bay, something they believe is unprecedented in the history of the bay....

‘We’re dwindling like the salmon’: the Indigenous nations fighting for water rights

The Guardian

“There couldn’t be a more glaring example of systemic racism than that water rights – the senior ones – could only be planted by white people,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San...

Fish-killing ‘red tide’ algae bloom in San Francisco Bay turns the water brown

Washington Times

A toxic algae called “Heterosigma akashiwo” is blooming in San Francisco Bay, causing the water to look murky and brown and posing a danger to local marine life.

Harmful S.F. Bay algal bloom bigger than expected and growing

San Francisco Examiner

Sometimes, water issues are best seen from the sky. Thirsty riverbeds. Flooded neighborhoods. And this week, a harmful algal bloom overtaking San Francisco Bay. That’s why David Houghton, a...

Scientists Say to Keep Out of Brown Algae Water


Scientsts say to keep out of the brown algae water in the East Bay. Audio only.

Algal bloom fills San Francisco Bay with swirls of brown water

San Francisco Chronicle

  A potentially harmful algal bloom is spreading through San Francisco Bay, adding swirls of dark brown and maroon to the blue-green waters and foaming up near ferry landings and waterways in...

Algae bloom continues to grow in SF Bay


Algae bloom continues to grow in SF Bay. Audio only. 

Murky estuary water reveals harmful algal blooms in Oakland, Alameda


For weeks, the water in the Oakland and Alameda estuaries have been a murky, brown color. The phenomenon is known as the ‘red tide’ blooms. A local environmental group is now testing the water to...

Harmful algae bloom spreading across San Francisco Bay, turning water brown


Looking out across the San Francisco Bay, you might notice it's looking a little murky. Experts say the reason is a potentially harmful algae bloom that's spreading in waters throughout the Bay...

A harmful algal bloom is spreading in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Examiner

Though the California Department of Health has so far deemed this bloom a “nuisance” and not a direct threat to public health, there is still much uncertainty about the brown bloom’s toxicity, origin...


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