Mission Bay

Can’t blame it all on El Niño

San Diego County’s war against water pollution

Keith Kezer, program coordinator of the land and water-quality division of the Department of Environmental Health and San Diego Coastkeeper's interim executive director Travis Pritchard discussed the recent contaminations in the waters of Imperial Beach, ...

What about Mission Bay's toxins, SeaWorld?

Lawsuit claims orca-pool expansion will stir up decades-old dump

The land SeaWorld sits on is a toxic wasteland and the City of San Diego or the California Coastal Commission is ignoring this, says a January 4 lawsuit from a group calling itself Save Everyone's ...

Quiet day at SeaWorld

"The people that are going, we're here to educate them."

About two dozen protesters gathered outside the entrance gates to SeaWorld in Mission Bay on Sunday morning (December 20), continuing a years-long campaign that's evolved to target not just the theme park's orca shows but ...

They only want safe places to ride

Bicycle Tour Network comes to town

A national conference dedicated to expanding bicycle tourism throughout the country kicked off in San Diego on Wednesday (November 4). It’s the second year in a row the Bicycle Tour Network brought its flagship event ...

315-pound blue marlin off 9-Mile Bank

This one didn't get away

As this super-season in the local fishery continues, San Diego angler Kevin Mattson didn’t expect to be battling a blue marlin when he launched his 17-foot Ranger bass boat out of Mission Bay Thursday (October ...

Marine fireworms to do horizontal boogie

Glowing mucus just one highlight of September 20 phenomenon

In the shallow coastal waters of Mission Bay, a dazzling display lights up the sea after dark. Not the SeaWorld fireworks — it’s the marine fireworms, coming to the surface in swarms to mate. Like ...

Inbred sex, drugs, and I want my money back

More lawsuits claim abuse of orcas at SeaWorld

Amusement-park operator SeaWorld has been hit with another class-action suit. This time, plaintiffs claim the park hides practices of drugging its orcas, forced inbreeding, food deprivation, and confinement in inadequately sized pens from customers who ...

Escape the Go: Fiesta Island

You don't have to go far to travel, Mission Bay reveals.

We didn’t have anything like this in Chicago. We didn’t have a jutting piece of terrain you could drive out on, pull your car off the road wherever you felt like it, and set up ...

SeaWorld's leased land is their land

"[A] further step toward the ability of corporations to privatize public parks."

The public has no right to stage protests on park land leased to SeaWorld in Mission Bay, an appellate court ruled last week. A lawyer representing a handful of protesters is calling the judgment “one ...

Mission Bay? Eww

Once a natural wetland, now an aquatic park of biological pollution

Long known as False Bay, the former marshlands were dredged between the 1940s and 1960s to create Mission Bay, the nation’s largest man-made aquatic park, much of it islands and peninsulas. While not scarred by ...

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