Juvenile salmon that are trucked from hatcheries to coastal net pens for release can have about 10 times the survival rates compared to smolts released from hatcheries at the heads of rivers, according to a study with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. To get that data, the baby salmon are embedded with coded wire to later ID them, CDFW said. … [Read more...] about 720,000 baby salmon released in Half Moon Bay harbor
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If the team that finished last in the NL Central last season before undergoing a massive leadership makeover wants to put a run together in a season unlike any other, Polanco will need to stay healthy and avoid the extended slumps that have bedeviled him. Only three teams hit fewer home runs than the Pirates last season. Having the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Polanco dig into the batter's box and take aim at the Clemente Wall and the river behind it would give Pittsburgh a significant power boost. … [Read more...] about Polanco’s push; Pirates RF ready to shake injury bug in 2020
Look locally: The Chronicle’s online Outdoor Guide, which we call the Tracker, features an interactive map that details more than 350 recreation destinations in the region. New openers this past week included boat rentals at Lake Chabot and Los Vaqueros marinas, the hand-launch kayak site for Drakes Estero at Point Reyes; plus the salmon fishing has been red hot off Pedro Point near southern Pacifica. The rule here: Risk the unknown. Many return to familiar sites, over and over. … [Read more...] about 8 rules for summer travel during coronavirus pandemic
Among them, two hotspot cities saw the highest proportions of vacationers: Orlando saw the largest increase in visitors compared to the weeks leading up to the holiday weekend and Charleston saw the highest percentage of visitors among the 10 metro areas. In both areas, roughly 1 in 5 devices was determined to be a visitor, according to Cuebiq's analysis. Visits have been steadily increasing in Charleston through June, the company's data showed. … [Read more...] about Cell phone data show Americans hit the road over July 4, even as coronavirus surged
Is your wife working? If so, and she claims before her full retirement age, she’ll be subject to Social Security’s earnings test, which limits how much she can earn before they take back some of her benefits. If your wife starts collecting at age 62 and exceeds the annual earnings limit ($18,240 for 2020) SS will take back benefits equal to half of what she exceeded the limit by. … [Read more...] about RUSSELL GLOOR: Ask Rusty – Should my wife claim at 62? Will she get widow benefit?