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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

A dead gray whale on a beach in Half Moon Bay. (CBS)

6th Dead Whale Washes Onto Bay Area Shores In 5-Week Period

A dead gray whale that washed onto the shore in Half Moon Bay was spotted Tuesday. It was the sixth dead whale to wash onto Northern California beaches in the last five weeks.

05/19/2015

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on a sperm whale that washed ashore a Pacifica beach on April 14 2015. (Edgar Teran)

2 Whales That Turned Up Dead On Pacifica Beaches To Be Buried

Two whales that turned up dead on a Pacifica beach in recent weeks will be buried there at the request of the city, according to police.

05/18/2015

A Facebook user posted these pictures of a sea lion that wandered into a bar in Newport Beach. (CBS)

Sea Lion Rescued After Wandering Into Newport Beach Bar

A sea lion was rescued after it wandered into a bar in Newport Beach last week.

05/18/2015

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WiFi-Emitting Wall Coming To Block Out Sun On San Francisco Beach

Should the unthinkable happen on a San Francisco beach – a sunny, warm day – you may soon have a place to hide from that unfamiliar heat-emitting orb in the sky.

05/08/2015

A dead whale washes ashore on Pacifica beach, May 5, 2015. (CBS)

Dead Humpback Whale That Washed Ashore On A Pacifica Beach Likely Struck By Ship

The humpback was discovered on Pacifica’s Sharp Park Beach on Monday evening.

05/06/2015

A dead whale washes ashore on Pacifica beach, May 5, 2015. (CBS)

Fifth Dead Whale In 3 Weeks Washes Ashore NorCal Beach

A whale carcass was found on a beach in Pacifica Tueday morning, making it the fifth dead whale to wash ashore a Northern California beach in three weeks.

05/05/2015

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Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.

04/24/2015

A dead whale on a Pacifica beach was vandalized with graffiti, and some of the blubber was set on fire. (CBS)

Dead Whale Spray Painted With Graffiti, Blubber Set On Fire On Pacifica Beach

Graffiti bearing the name of a Bay Area motorcycle gang was found on a dead whale rotting on a Pacifica beach Monday.

04/21/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Seal Or Sea Lion Pup Stolen From Southern California Beach

Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city’s international airport early Sunday.

04/19/2015

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