Dolphin

National Parks Service lifeguards load a dead dolphin onto their truck. (Joey DeRuy)

Scientists Try To Determine What Killed 3 Sea Mammals Washed Ashore On SF’s Ocean Beach

Marine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.

07/07/2015

A porpoise was spotted in the Napa River Thursday. (CBS)

Wayward Porpoise Spotted In Napa River

A wayward porpoise was spotted cruising in the Napa River near a boat dock Thursday morning.

07/02/2015

A dolphin leaped onto a family’s boat in the waters off Dana Point in Southern California. (Photo courtesy OC Sheriff’s Dept.)

Dolphin Leaps Onto Boat, Breaks SoCal Woman’s Ankles

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

07/01/2015

Bella, a nine-year-old bottlenose dolphin and first time mother, is seen with her newborn calf, named Mirabella, on Friday, January 10 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Vallejo, CA. (Nancy Chan/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Baby Dolphin Born At Six Flags Vallejo Gets A Name

A baby dolphin born last week at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo has been named Mirabella, park officials said Friday.

01/17/2014

Bella, a nine-year-old bottlenose dolphin and first time mother, is seen with her newborn calf, named Mirabella, on Friday, January 10 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Vallejo, CA. (Nancy Chan/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Researchers Closely Watching Relationship Between Baby Dolphin, Mom At Six Flags

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the dolphin mother may have been the first to be witnessed vocalizing to her unborn baby. The sound was repeated Thursday after the 40-pound calf was birthed and took its first breath via blowhole.

01/10/2014

A dolphin spotted in San Francisco Bay (CBS)

Wandering Dolphins May Have Returned To The Bay

Two wayward dolphins discovered in an industrial canal in South San Francisco appear to have returned to San Francisco Bay.

08/31/2012

A dolphin spotted in San Francisco Bay (CBS)

Dolphin Found Swimming In Circles In South San Francisco Slough

CBS 5’s Ken Bastida confirms that the animal is not trapped, and could leave the wide slough if he wants. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito came down Wednesday and said the behavior is not uncommon.

07/11/2012

Terry the dolphin at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Oldest Dolphin At Six Flags In Vallejo Dies

A longtime resident bottlenose dolphin at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo passed away Saturday. She was 51 years old, park officials said.

10/04/2011