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

Feds Warn Boaters To Stay Away From Whales Off Of Northern California Coast

Marine officials are warning ships, small boats and people on the water to stay well away from federally protected whales that have been spotted feeding close to the San Francisco shoreline.

08/06/2014

A Great White shark jumps out of the water as it hunts Cape fur seals near False Bay, on July 4, 2010. 
(Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds Pacific Great White Shark Population At Least Five Times Previous Estimates

A recent study published in PLOS ONE found that the number of sharks swimming in the Pacific is around 2,400, about six times the number previously estimated.

07/14/2014

Golden Eagle

Bay Area Wind Farm Exempted From Prosecution If Eagles Die From Turning Blades

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

06/26/2014

File photo of a grey wolf. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN (Photo credit should read JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

California Cattle Ranchers, Environmentalists Await Delayed Decision On ‘Endangered’ Listing For Gray Wolf

Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

04/16/2014

A Sumatran tiger cub.  (Photo credit: ATAR/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Zoo: It’s A Girl! Public Can View Rare Sumatran Tiger Cub

A Sumatran tiger cub born last month at the San Francisco Zoo has had its first medical exam and officials now know she is a girl…

03/23/2013

A bald eagle tends to its chick. (US EPA)

Bald Eagles Making Comeback In Bay Area

Bald eagles are making a comeback in Northern California.

07/17/2012

A bald-eagle chick, like the one seen here, recently hatched in Anthony Chabot Regional Park (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images)

Baby Bald Eagle Hatches At East Bay Park

A bald eagle that recently hatched at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley is expected to by flying by July, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

06/05/2012

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