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Tom Bennett, Golden Gate Audubon Volunteer &nbsp&nbsp A snowy plover nestles in a sand depression on Alameda’s Crown Memorial State Beach.

Snowy Plovers Continue to Winter in Alameda

Jan 23,2020

It’s easy to miss the cryptic-colored snowy plovers on Crown Beach, even if you’re intent on finding them. They’re small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, and their pale tan backs and snowy white bellies blend in perfectly with the sand. 

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Richard Bangert &nbsp&nbsp The specially built float at Alameda Point cannot be seen under a resting pod of harbor seals on Dec. 29.  A cloudy sky revealed the seals’ coats’ array of colors.

Seals Crowding Point Haulout

Jan 02,2020

As of Dec. 29, the number of harbor seals on the float at Alameda Point exceeded 70 on nine days, hitting a new record for December.  On Dec. 23, the number of seals on the float reached 80, a new record for a single day. Seals were packed so tightly that some were barely hanging onto the edges.

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40th Holiday Sale Slated

Oct 31,2019

The Alameda Holiday Boutique, a four-decade tradition in the Island City, takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Albert H DeWitt O’ Club at Alameda Point.

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Jim Grigg &nbsp&nbsp A humpback whale some locals have taken to calling “Aloha” has been entertaining crowds of whale watchers at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon over the past week. Marine mammal scientists performed a biopsy to determine its health and gender.

Whale Discovers Seaplane Lagoon

Jun 06,2019

Visitors to Alameda Point have been surprised to find a whale swimming in Seaplane Lagoon. The animal was first spotted on May 26, according to the Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center. The center began monitoring the whale the next day.

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Ocean Cleanup &nbsp&nbsp Workers assemble “System 101” on Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point. Ocean Cleanup is preparing systems like the one shown here to help rid the massive Great Pacific Garbage Patch of half its debris over a five-year period.

Ocean Cleanup Set to Launch

Sep 04,2018

Ocean Cleanup (OC) announced that it finished the six-month task of assembling “System 001” at Alameda Point last Friday, Aug. 31. Tomorrow, Sept. 7, the company will transfer the system from Seaplane Lagoon to the offshore supply ship Maersk Launcher.

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Richard Bangert &nbsp&nbsp This seaplane, operated by a Mill Valley company, has landed at least twice at Breakwater Beach. The city sent the company a notice of trespass.

Seaplane Landings Draw Rebuke

Feb 20,2018

The tour operator of a seaplane who landed at Alameda Point found himself in hot water with the city recently. A 1992 Piper single-engine seaplane landed and took off twice in the harbor near the USS Hornet Museum on Saturday, Feb. 3.

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