Gulf of the Farallones

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)

Offshore Drilling Being Permanently Banned Along New Stretch Of Northern California Coast

In a dramatic move by the White House, offshore oil drilling is being permanently banned along a new stretch of the Northern California coast.

06/10/2015

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

Blue Whale

NorCal Boaters Warned About Whale Encounters

In an attempt to protect whales traveling in and around the Golden Gate, marine sanctuary officials are asking boaters and vessel operators to take extra care when navigating the waters off San Francisco.

CBS San Francisco–09/17/2010