Animals

(Melissa Galieti)

VIDEO: Rare White Dolphin Spotted In Monterey Bay

Sticking out like a sore thumb, a white dolphin was spotted amongst gray dolphins gliding across the Monterey Bay on Jan. 25.

01/29/2015

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Rare Sierra Nevada Fox Spotted In Yosemite Park, First Time In 100 Years

The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.

01/28/2015

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‘Who’s Your Daddy’ DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More Adoptable

Some people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.

01/28/2015

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High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

Escapes are rare on the tarmac, but they happen. This airline employee  had to chase down an escaped pet  at La Guardia Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dog Chased On SFO Tarmac After Escaping Kennel, Found Safe—Headed To Austin

A dog that managed to get out of its kennel at San Francisco International Airport led airport crews on a chase around some of the runways for a few minutes Friday morning.

01/23/2015

Camera strapped onto a Humboldt squid. (Stanford University)

Stanford Researchers Strap ‘Crittercam’ Onto Squid, Discover How They Speak, Hide Themselves

Researchers at Stanford University strapped cameras on squid off the coast of Mexico and found the sea creatures likely use visual patterns to communicate and to camouflage themselves, according to a study released this week.

01/23/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.

01/20/2015

Rat found inside the Bennett Valley Townhomes on January 20, 2015. (Janet Sanchez / CBS)

Rats, Dangerous Mold Found At Santa Rosa Apartment Complex, Residents Asked To Leave

Residents of a Santa Rosa apartment complex have been forced to vacate their units after inspectors found a rat infestation and dangerous mold conditions, among other issues.

01/20/2015

(CBS SF)

San Francisco Restaurant Throws Bay Area’s First ‘Doggie Brunch’ To Celebrate New California Law

An organic San Francisco restaurant is celebrating the Jan. 1 launch of a new California law that finally allows dogs in restaurant’s outside dining areas by throwing the Bay Area’s very first doggie brunch.

01/19/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

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