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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

Workers wearing protective overalls examine and scrape oil from rocks on Faria Beach in Ventura, California, U.S., on Friday, June 5, 2015. A pipeline the oil market had all but forgotten resurfaced like a painful memory last week, spilling 500 barrels of heavy oil into the Pacific Ocean. (Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Crews Say 44 Percent Of California Coast Oil Spill Cleaned

Cleanup teams have determined that 44 percent of 96.5 miles of California coastline is clear of oil from the Refugio Oil Spill, a state official said Sunday.

06/08/2015

Oil covers rocks and sand at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 19, 2015. An oil pipeline ruptured dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said. The spill was estimated at 21,000 gallons (80,000 liters) of oil, local media reported. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Pipeline Company Downgrades Estimated Amount Of Oil Spilled On California Coast

Plains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.

05/25/2015

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

05/21/2015

A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental Impact

As the environmental impact from Tuesday’s oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.

05/20/2015

About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach spreading along about four miles of beach within a few hours. The largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters at the time occurred in the same section of the coast where numerous offshore oil platforms can be seen, giving birth to the modern American environmental movement.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

9-Mile Oil Slick Coats Scenic Central California Coast After Pipeline Spill Near Santa Barbara

Oil floating off the California coast after a spill from a broken pipe now stretches about 9 miles.

05/19/2015

18-year-old Giselle Ayala, a Cal Poly student from Santa Rosa, was found dead at a beach near Santa Barbara on April 6, 2013. (CBS)

Cal Poly Student From Santa Rosa Found Dead After Spring Break Party

A North Bay college student was found dead in the water at a Southern California beach over the weekend, according to authorities.

04/08/2013

Monterey Bay Aquarium officials release a great white shark into the ocean (BCN)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Releases Great White Shark

Monterey Bay Aquarium officials successfully released a young great white shark back into the ocean on Tuesday afternoon.

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