Monthly Archives: August 2011

Boats, Summer 2011

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Worst British Oil Spill In More Than a Decade

Shell’s “Gannet Alpha” Oil Rig Shell, the oil giant with plans to drill in the Arctic ocean off the coast of Alaska next year, revealed last Friday that approximately 1,500 barrels of oil had leaked from its “Gannet Alpha” oil well in … Continue reading

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Gray whale dies in Klamath River

photo of gray whale by Ashala Taylor by Dan Bacher The female gray whale that drew considerable public attention by staying the greater part of this summer in the lower Klamath River died of natural causes in the early morning … Continue reading

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Cal Fish and Game goes to the Scott River Valley with its hand out

By Felice Pace Cal Fish & Game managers are asking Scott River Valley ranchers to let water pass dams and stream diversions so that Coho salmon and other fish will not be stranded in dewatered streams and die. The dewatering … Continue reading

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Pacific Voyagers Sail from New Zealand to Raise Ocean Awareness

Vakas moanas – boats of ancient Poynesian tradition – courtesy of Pacific Voyagers website by Dan Bacher A group of Pacific Islanders called the “Pacific Voyagers” have traveled from New Zealand to California on “vaka moanas,” boats of ancient Polynesian … Continue reading

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Huge Water Exports Yield Unprecedented Delta Fish Kill

“All indications point to the documented carnage in the Delta pumps this year being the largest fish kill of its kind in California history.” by Dan Bacher The staggering losses of Sacramento splittail and other fish species in the death … Continue reading

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Here and Gone

The bite is off, and the salmon fleet has headed out on foggy seas. When they get to the outer buoy, boats are left with 2 choices for a couple of three days on the open ocean –  North, or … Continue reading

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the News from Noyo, where Salmon is King

The news from Noyo is that salmon boats are side-tied three and four abreast in the Harbor right now: Highliners are landing more than a hundred fish for a three-day trip, giving a boost to morale, prime cuisine, and the … Continue reading

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Stranded coho salmon in Scott River

Photo: Dead endangered coho salmon on Patterson Creek, a tributary of the Scott River.                                     Photo by Erica Terence, Klamath Riverkeeper Stranded coho … Continue reading

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