Media Coverage


New York Times onlineTests of Ballast Water System Are Flawed, January 14, 2015 pdf

Science online:  Tests Used to Ensure Ships Don’t Carry Deadly Cargo Draw Sharp Criticism, January 15, 2015 pdf

DeYoung Museum Blog:  A Vision of the Bay Invasion, August 15, 2012 link

San Francisco ChronicleTiny Snail carries a Worm that Makes Swimmers Itch, Front Page, September 30, 2010 pdf

KQED QUEST:  San Francisco Bay Invaders, Video, May 29, 2007 link

NPR’s All Things Considered:  Big Oysters Invade San Francisco Bay, Interviewed by Melissa Block, Audio Recording, August 18, 2006 link

San Francisco Chronicle:  The Great Invaders – A New Ecosystem is Evolving in San Francisco Bay, Sunday Magazine Cover Story, February 6, 2006 pdf

National Geographic Magazine:  Attack of the Invasives, March 5, 2005

NPR’s Living on Earth:  Invasive Species in San Francisco Bay, Interviewed by Clay Scott, Audio Recording, November 9, 2001 link

NPR’s Living on Earth:  Bio-invaders in California, Interviewed by Nathan Johnson, Audio Recording, November 12, 1999 link

NPR’s Talk of the Nation – Science Friday:  Alien Species in San Francisco Bay, Interviewed by Ira Flatow, Audio Recording, January 23, 1998


IMO Comments on Study that States Ballast Water Tests to Prevent Spread of Disease are a Failure, Marine Trader online, February 2, 2015 pdf

Report: Ballast Treatment Tests Flawed, Don’t Measure How Well Systems Kill Disease Carriers, U.S. News & World Report, January 14, 2015 pdf

Ballast Water Pathogen Tests Invalid?, Maritime Executive, January 14, 2015 pdf

Ballast Water Testing Program to Prevent Spread of Disease a Failure, Study Finds, Marine Trader online, January 14, 2015 pdf

Combating Bay Invaders, KQED QUEST, April 15, 2011 pdf

Invasive Species Pose Threat to Human Health, Scientists Warn, Sacramento Bee, December 12, 2010 pdf

Cal Maritime Academy’s Training Ship Testing Ballast Water Treatment, Vallejo Times-Herald, December 12, 2010

The Bay Area’s Battle with Invasive Species in Ballast Water, KALW News Audio Recording, November 29, 2010

Rash on Alameda Beachgoers Blamed on Invading Snail, San Jose Mercury News, September 26, 2010 pdf

Bay Watch, BioScience, December 2008 pdf

Quagga Mussel Threat Puts Focus on Lake Casitas, Ventura County Star, January 20, 2008 pdf

Mussel-bound, California Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007 pdf

Dogs Sniff Out Tiny Invaders that Imperil Pipelines, Sacramento Bee, October 25, 2007

Invasion of the Bay Snatchers: Local Scientists Battle Aquatic Invaders that Quash Biodiversity and Threaten State Coffers, East Bay Express, June 6, 2007 pdf

Wish You Weren’t Here, High Country News, March 5, 2007

Mussel Threatens State Waters, Daily Triplicate, February 2, 2007

Mussels a Risk to Pipelines, Delta Ecology, San Francisco Chronicle, January 20, 2007 pdf

State Seeking to Restrict Invasive Ocean Species, San Jose Mercury News, September 8, 2006

Biologists Discover Giant Exotic Oysters in San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa Times, August 18, 2006

Mysterious Oysters Living in Bay—Hundreds of Alien Bivalves Removed in Emergency Project, San Francisco Chronicle, August 18, 2006

Keeping Out Marine Hitchhikers, Coast & Ocean, Winter 2005/2006 pdf

New Rules Sought for Tiny Invaders, San Jose Mercury News, October 4, 2005 pdf

Invaders Cause Rash of Problems for Swimmers, Nature, August 4, 2005 pdf

Scientists Track Alien Species Infesting Bay, Delta, Contra Costa Times, June 22, 2005 pdf

Underwater Invasion, Science, July 22, 2005 pdf

Itch Affects Dozens at Alameda Beach, Inside Bay Area, June 15, 2005

Coastal Waters Threat Reported: A Scientist Foresees an ‘Invasional Meltdown’ of Ecosystems, Sacramento Bee, January 5, 2005

Invasive Plant Eliminates Natives, Threatening Wildlife, San Francisco Chronicle, November 4, 2004

Dumped Water Disrupts Ports With Foreign Species, San Jose Mercury News, September 3, 2003

New Expansion Plans at the Port of Oakland, East Bay Express, June 8, 2001

Invading Species Hit State and Nation Hard, Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2000

Scientists Battle Algae Invader, Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2000

Invasive European Algae Threatens Pacific Coast, Monterey County Herald, August 4, 2000

Ultimate Sea Weed Loose in America, Science News, July 15, 2000

 Scientists Urge Ban on Import of Sinister Seaweed, USA Today, October 23, 1999

California Attacks Alien Species, San Francisco Examiner, October 10, 1999

Bioinvaders Proliferate in U.S. Waterways, The Scientist, August 16, 1999

The Menace of Waterborne Aliens, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 4, 1999

At Work in the Mudflats, San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 1999

U.S. Ban Urged for Alien Alga, Science News, November 21, 1998

Unwelcome Sea Voyagers, U.S. News & World Report, October 26, 1998

S.F. Bay: Cleaner But Still a Ways to Go, Los Angeles Times, September 10, 1998

Aliens Invade America!, Newsweek, August 10, 1998

Marine Conservationists Win Fellowships,, July 13, 1998

Rogue Algae, Science News, July 4, 1998

European Crab Leaps to Pacific Prominence, Science News, June 13, 1998

Biological Warfare, MetroNews, May 1, 1997

Crusty Aliens Stage Invasion into Castro Valley Creek, Castro Valley Forum, May 14, 1997

Aquatic Invaders, San Jose Mercury News, September 17, 1996

Chinese Mitten Crabs Discover San Francisco Bay, Pacific Discovery, Summer 1996

Small Crab Could be Mighty Delta Enemy, Stockton Record, August 2, 1996

Pesky Crab Found in Marsh, Vacaville Reporter, June 17, 1996

Exotic Crab is Proliferating, Sacramento Bee, June 15, 1996

Chinese Mitten Crab Inches Toward Delta, Contra Costa Times, June 11, 1996

Californians Fight Next Wave of ‘Aliens’; Hitchhiking on Ships, Christian Science Monitor, April 8, 1996

Invader Species Tighten Grip on Bay, Delta, Sacramento Bee, April 1, 1996

Helping Bay May Hurt Port Industry; Bill to Slow Marine Life Could Curtail Shipping, Oakland Tribune, March 22, 1996

Bay Area Waters Take on Ballast of Marine Peril, Contra Costa Times, March 21, 1996

Aquatic Invaders Attack the Bay; Congress Urged to Tighten Controls on Dumping Ballast, Valley Times, March 21, 1996

Foreign Species Threaten Bay and Delta, Study Says; Continent’s ‘Most Invaded’ Water System, San Francisco Chronicle, March 20, 1996

Bay Invaders Destroy Native Species’ Food; 212 Non-Natives Found in Estuary, More than Twice That Anywhere Else, San Francisco Examiner, March 20, 1996

Purging Ships of Aquatic Invaders, San Mateo Times, December 1995

Chinese Crab in S. F. Bay Puts Diners, Delta at Risk, Sacramento Bee, November 30, 1994

Dangerous Chinese Crab Inhabits Bay; Scientists Fear for Crops, Levees, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, November 30, 1994

A Potentially Painful Pinch: Scientists Sound Alarm on Crab Find in S.F. Bay, Santa Barbara News Press, November 30, 1994

Chinese Crab is Threat to Bay Area Environment, San Mateo Times, November 1994

Dangerous Crab Found in S.F. Bay, Stockton Record, November 30, 1994

Scientists Warn About Bay Invader, San Francisco Chronicle, November 29, 1994

Pesky Mitten Crabs Found in Bay, San Francisco Examiner, November 29, 1994

Destructive Crab Found in S.F. Bay, San Jose Mercury News, November 29, 1994

Chinese Mitten Crab on the Loose in the Bay, Oakland Tribune, November 29, 1994

Chinese Crab Could Threaten Health of S.F. Bay, Marin Independent, November 29, 1994

Chinese Crab Invades Bay, Threatens Crops, Contra Costa Times, November 29, 1994

S.F. Bay Under Attack From Alien Organisms, San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 1993