Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

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)

Farallones, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuaries To Double In Size

Two national marine sanctuaries off the Bay Area coast soon will more than double in size, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Sea Stars

UC Santa Cruz Reports Record Deaths Of West Coast Starfish

Marine scientists are finding a large number of dead starfish along the West Coast stricken with a disease that causes the creatures to lose their arms and disintegrate.


Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Boaters Advised To Steer Clear Of Gray Whales In San Francisco Bay

The whale, reported Sunday, is one of several to be spotted this month, including a mother and calf pair that swam into the Bay last week.


Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Coast Guard Monitoring Traffic Around Whales In San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The U.S. Coast Guard advised boaters to steer clear of Alcatraz Island Friday after one of the gray whales visiting San Francisco Bay was spotted southeast of the historic prison. […]