Animals

(Point Reyes National Seashore)

Rotted Whale Carcass Washes Ashore On Point Reyes Beach

A dead whale washed up on a Point Reyes National Seashore beach this week is the latest of many reported in Northern California this spring, but experts said Wednesday that the influx is probably caused more by strong winds and a large whale population in the area than by any increase in mortality.

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"Bengal" the cat survived a run-in with a bobcat near Half Moon Bay. (CBS)

House Cat Survives Bobcat Attack Outside Home In San Mateo County

Game wardens are on the hunt for a bobcat that attacked a house cat in San Mateo County.

05/24/2015

A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

Dead Gray Whale Washes Onto Sonoma County Beach; 7th This Year

Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.

05/24/2015

mountain lion

House Cat Found Dead In El Granada Was Attacked By Mountain Lion

The house cat was attacked Friday afternoon by a mountain lion on the street in the Clipper Ridge neighborhood of El Granada, county officials said.

05/24/2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus elephants perform during Barnum's FUNundrum. (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

California Could Be First State To Ban Using Bullhooks On Elephants

California would be the first state to ban using bullhooks to guide and discipline elephants, under a bill moving through the Legislature.

05/22/2015

A dead gray whale is towed out to sea off of Half Moon Bay, May 21, 2015. (City of Half Moon Bay)

Latest Dead Whale Found On Bay Area Shores Towed Out To Sea

A dead gray whale found on a Half Moon Bay beach Tuesday was towed out to sea Thursday morning, a day after crews finished burying two other whales on a Pacifica beach.

05/21/2015

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

05/21/2015

Great White Shark (Getty Images)

13 Great White Sharks Seen In Water Off Huntington Beach

More than a dozen young great white sharks were spotted in waters off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach.

05/21/2015

Video posted to YouTube by the Turkey-based Sea Turtle Research Rescue and Rehabilitation Center shows a 3D printed titanium jaw on an injured sea turtle named Akut-3. (Source: YouTube)

Video Of Injured Sea Turtle’s 3D Printed Jaw After Collision With Boat Goes Viral

Video of an injured sea turtle getting a second chance at life thanks to a 3D printed titanium jaw is racking up thousands of views on YouTube.

05/20/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental Impact

As the environmental impact from Tuesday’s oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.

05/20/2015

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