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If a massive tsunami hit, a look at how the Bay Area would fare

By Victoria Schlesinger

In a hypothetical worst-case scenario, in which a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami, the Bay Area could see waves between 8 and 30 feet high, depending on the location, say scientists. The Bay Citizen has produced simulated animations of how much water various areas along the California coasts would have to face should...
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First salmon fishing season in three years under debate

By Victoria Schlesinger

Commercial and sport fishermen are happy to report that for the first time in three years they will likely be granted a full salmon fishing season along the California coast. The Pacific Fishery Management Council has concluded that the uptick in the salmon population means it is safe to take fish over two feet...
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Northern California Great white shark population counted

By Victoria Schlesinger

In other census news, Stanford University and U.C. Davis scientists counted the number of great white sharks between Monterey Bay, Bodega Bay and the Farallon Islands in a ground breaking study whose results are published in journal Biology Letters. They during six months of the year. That’s a low number compared to other top...
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