Despite the historic drought, or perhaps partly because of it, rare freshwater jellyfish are thriving in the decimated Lake Oroville, a large inland lake nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, about 90 minutes north of Sacramento.
The U.S. Coast Guard was advising boaters on the San Francisco Bay to be prepared for rough winds and high seas Thursday.
The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a man, woman and two children who reportedly abandoned ship off the coast of Monterey County on Sunday afternoon and said the report may have been a hoax.
The Coast Guard said two men and young boy are OK after they spent a cold night at sea on a disabled small boat.
A gray whale mother and calf were spotted in San Francisco Bay again Thursday morning, and officials from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary were warning boaters to give them a wide berth.
The Martinez Marina is filled with mud and silt during low tide. Now the city has come up with a million dollars to help solve the problem.
International rescue teams Sunday continued to search for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that capsized a week ago in ocean waters near Baja, Mexico, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.
The Coast Guard rescued a three boaters when they got stuck in the mud in Petaluma River Friday afternoon.
Two men were rescued from a fishing vessel that ran aground in the Bodega Bay Harbor on Thursday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Seven people were rescued by helicopter from an island in Tomales Bay near the Point Reyes National Seashore after one of their boats capsized, according to authorities.