Blue Whale

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Blue Whale Study Shows Endangered Creatures Spending Time In Busy California Coast Shipping Channels

A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels like the cargo ships going in and out of San Francisco Bay.

07/27/2014

Blue Whale

Ship Traffic Off California Re-Routed To Protect Whales

The International Maritime Organization has approved vessel lane changes on approaches to San Francisco Bay and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and in the Santa Barbara Channel. The changes take effect next year.

12/27/2012

Blue Whale

Blue Whales Spotted In Droves Near Santa Cruz, Monterey

Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.

07/05/2012

This Humpback Whale is playing with the ship, surfacing on one side before swimming underneath to the other side. These whales can grow up to about 52 feet long and weigh up to almost 80,000 pounds. They're found in oceans all over the world, including the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Blue Whales, Humpbacks Begin Feedings Season Near Farallon Islands

Boaters are being warned that humpback and blue whales are starting to appear in the waters outside San Francisco and have been sighted in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

06/06/2012

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