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Federal Wildlife Service Recommends Greater Protection For Bay-Delta Longfin Smelt

Bay City News

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing San Francisco Bay's longfin smelt as an endangered species last week. The proposal to give additional protection to the Bay-Delta longfin smelt was...

Protection sought for formerly abundant fish in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Examiner

[The longfin smelt's] decline has been attributed to construction and water diversion, which have slashed freshwater flow into the bay by roughly 53 percent — and by more than 70 percent in the...

A tiny but vital creature is struggling to survive in S.F. Bay

San Francisco Chronicle

An inhabitant of the San Francisco Bay estuary is very close to getting federal protection after decades of advocacy from environmentalists, who say the tiny fish is vital to the ecosystem. Called...

San Francisco Bay-Delta population of longfin smelt inches toward federal protection

Courthouse News

The San Francisco Bay-Delta population of the little longfin smelt may finally get federal protection as an endangered species after almost 30 years of petitioning and legal wrangling between...

Like a real-life horror show, San Francisco Bay algal bloom is expected to return

San Francisco Examiner

The largest algal bloom to threaten San Francisco Bay in recent memory has finally receded, but the creature that triggered it still lurks in the bay’s blue waters, waiting for the right conditions...

San Francisco Bay’s huge algae bloom is over. But experts are worried about more mass fish kills in the future

San Francisco Chronicle

Two months after the worst algae bloom in decades began spreading through the San Francisco Bay, eventually killing an untold number of fish, ecologists and water officials are still trying to...

San Francisco Baykeeper claims the district is causing creek and river temperatures to rise and flow levels to be too low

Palo Alto Online

Bay Area environmental watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit on Tuesday against the Santa Clara Valley Water District for allegedly violating the California Constitution and the Fish and Game...

Environmental watchdog sues Santa Clara Valley Water District over alleged violations

CBS Bay Area

SAN JOSE (BCN/CBS SF) -- Bay Area environmental watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit on Tuesday against the Santa Clara Valley Water District for allegedly violating the state Constitution and...

Improvements eyed for San Francisco Bay in wake of algae bloom


"You know, there is a unique opportunity now where the federal government and state governments have resources and are recognizing the decrepit state of our infrastructure, including our wastewater...

Toxic algae bloom killing fish around San Francisco Bay area

Fox Weather

Thousands of dead fish have washed ashore around the San Francisco Bay, including Oakland's Lake Merritt, amid a massive algae bloom that's spreading and killing. Scientist at San Franciso Baykeeper...

California’s algae bloom is like a ‘wildfire in the water’

High Country News

Lake Merritt, in the center of Oakland, California, is a tidal estuary connected to the Pacific Ocean. It usually teems with life, both human and marine. In early September, its 3-mile shoreline was...

Why Are Dead Fish Piling Up Across The San Francisco Bay?

NPR: Science Friday

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...


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