California coast

A California humpback whale breaches the surface of the water. (NOAA)

‘Whale Spotting’ App Seeks To Reduce Ship Strikes Off California Coast

Marine scientists looking for new ways to reduce the number of whales struck and killed off California’s coast by massive commercial ships have turned to a familiar tool: mobile devices.

09/18/2013

Hurricane clouds form a spiral. (File/NOAA)

Hurricane Gil Develops Off Of California Coast

Forecasters said Hurricane Gil, upgraded from a tropical storm, has now developed in the Pacific Ocean, far off of California.

07/31/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Report Of Missing Boaters A Possible Hoax

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.

02/26/2013

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11 Arrested, 3,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized From Smuggler Boat Off California Coast

Eleven people aboard a marijuana-laden panga smuggler boat have been arrested on a remote Santa Barbara County beach.

12/13/2012

Surfer catches a wave at Ocean Beach, San Francisco (AP)

Powerful Swells Expected To Hit California Coast This Week

Those heading to the beach over the Labor Day weekend may want to take some extra precautions, as heavy swells are expected to hit the California Coast.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/30/2011

Fishing boats crash into one another as tsunami surges from Japan earthquake slam into the harbor, Crescent City

Crescent City Harbor Shows Signs Of Life Following Tsunami

Local and state disaster officials planned to meet this week to review the cleanup that has taken place thus far, and consider whether enough money has been set aside to complete the job.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/28/2011

(CBS)

California Sea Otter Deaths On The Rise

The agency reported about 304 carcasses found last year in California, up from 232 dead otters in 2009.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/23/2011

Great Highway Erosion

Closed Section Of Great Highway Reopens

A portion of San Francisco’s Great Highway reopened to traffic Friday since erosion during 2009 winter storms prompted its closure.

CBS San Francisco–10/17/2010

Decline in CA Sea Otter Population

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KCBS/AP) _ Marine biologists are seeking answers behind another decline in the population of California’s southern sea otter, which is on the federal list of threatened species.

08/04/2010

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