Gray Whale

Chopper 5 captured these whales off Martins Beach in San Mateo County on May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Whales Spotted Off Peninsula Beach Involved In Billionaire’s Property Dispute

As a Silicon Valley billionaire faces questions over blocking access to a San Mateo County beach, whales were spotted close to shore on Tuesday.

05/13/2014

The fluke of a gray whale emerges from the water. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Boaters Warned To Avoid Migrating Gray Whales

Bay Area boaters are being urged by a federal wildlife agency to watch out for and steer clear of gray whales, which are now beginning their annual migration past the Golden Gate to feeding grounds in the Arctic.

03/06/2014

The fluke of a gray whale emerges from the water. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Entangled Whale In Bodega Bay Rescued

Researchers and volunteers Monday rescued a gray whale that was entangled in a crab pot line in Bodega Bay.

05/15/2012

Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Elusive Tangled Whale Freed Of Fishnets Off Sonoma Coast

A gray whale that had been tangled in a fishing net for more than three weeks as it swam up the California coast was finally disentangled Thursday by a fishing boat crew out of Bodega Bay.

05/04/2012

Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Experts Search Monterey Coast To Save Whale Entangled In Fishing Nets

A specially trained team of disentanglement experts searched the waters off the Monterey County coast Thursday for a gray whale spotted earlier in the week caught up on fishing nets.

04/26/2012

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.

03/18/2012

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. […]

03/09/2012

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

Boaters Urged To Stay Clear Of Whale & Calf In San Francisco Bay

A gray whale mother and calf were spotted in San Francisco Bay again Thursday morning, and officials from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary were warning boaters to give them a wide berth.

03/08/2012

Klamath River whale

Gray Whale Stranded In NorCal River Dies

A 45-foot gray whale that’s been stranded in Northern California’s Klamath River for more than a month has died after beaching on a sandbar.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

The tail of a California Gray Whale (AP)

California Gray Whale Sighting Off Of Israel Raises Climate Change Concerns

The sighting of a gray whale off the coast of Israel has scientists concerned about what it could mean for climate change.

CBS San Francisco–06/30/2011

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