"This once beautiful lake in SF with boating, fishing, recreation, and a restaurant
is facing a new danger of pollution from run off in the gutters and streets of San Francisco.
This is home to many nesting cormorants. Cormorants
nest in colonies around the shore, on trees, islets or cliffs. They are
coastal rather than oceanic birds, and some have colonised inland
waters such as Lake Merced.They
are excellent divers, and under water they propel themselves with their
feet with help from their wings; some cormorant species have been found
to dive as deep as 150 feet!"
This was submitted by Kennette E. from San Francisco, CA.