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An oil slick that appeared off the Southern California coast. (CBS)

2-Mile-Wide Oil Slick Mysteriously Appears Off Southern California Coast

The Coast Guard says a 2-mile-wide oil slick that mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast is expected to dissipate on its own in the days ahead.

07/29/2015

Approximately 40 orcas were seen by a Sausalito whale watching expedition in March 2009, about 19 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, inside the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. (Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

Offshore Drilling Being Permanently Banned Along New Stretch Of Northern California Coast

In a dramatic move by the White House, offshore oil drilling is being permanently banned along a new stretch of the Northern California coast.

06/10/2015

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

CHP Lieutenant Identified As Scuba Diver Who Died Off Sonoma County Coast

The Sonoma County coroner’s office has identified a scuba diver who died Sunday in Salt Point State Park off the Sonoma County coast as 54-year-old Jeffrey Alan Rhea of Rohnert Park, coroner’s officials said.

05/25/2015

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Abalone Season Off To Deadly Start On Bay Area Coast

The abalone diving season is off to a deadly start, with the latest death of a man trapped by rising tide along the Mendocino County coast Tuesday.

04/23/2015

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

A beach-accessible wheelchair available at some Bay Area beaches. (Source: California Coastal Commission)

Beach-Capable Wheelchairs Available At Bay Area Beaches

If you need a wheelchair, the California Coastal Commission doesn’t want it to keep you from enjoying California’s amazing beaches, and they have the equipment to make it happen.

03/23/2015

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Ocean Oxygen ‘Dead Zones’ Causing Drop In Fish Numbers, Diversity Off West Coast

Concerned that low-oxygen dead zones in the Pacific off the West Coast are getting more common as the climate changes, scientists are looking at how commercially valuable fish are reacting.

03/16/2015

Sick sea lions at the Marine Mammal Center. (CBS)

Sick Sea Lion Pups Inundating Bay Area’s Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center is seeing so many sick and malnourished sea lions that they are quickly running out of space to treat them.

02/04/2015

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High-Surf Advisory With 15 Foot Waves In Effect For Bay Area Beaches As Storm Approaches

Anyone planning to take advantage of warmer temperatures this weekend with a trip to the beach should heed a high-surf advisory issued for the Bay Area coastline where large swells and rip tides are expected, the National Weather Service announced Wednesday.

01/21/2015

Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service)

Winter Shuttle Bus Service To Begin Taking Point Reyes Seashore Visitors To See Seals, Whales

If you’re hoping to see some seals on the North Bay’s seashore, a bus shuttle service starting Friday will help you do just that.

12/25/2014

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