Sea Stars Return To North Coast Beaches After 2-Year Die-OffNew data shows an unprecedented number of baby sea stars survived during the summer and winter of 2015.
Entangled Humpback Whale Freed In Monterey BayA fisherman spotted a whale entangled in Monterey Bay and followed the animal until rescuers arrived, helping to save its life.
Sea Otter Births Pup In Monterey Aquarium Tide Pool As Onlookers WatchA wild sea otter that entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Great Tide Pool gave birth to a pup Saturday.
Ghostly Deep-Sea Octopus Found Near Hawaii May Be New SpeciesCommenters on social media suggested the pale, ghostly creature, found 2.5 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean, should be called Casper.
Bizarre New Shark Species Found In Eastern Pacific By Cal State StudentA new species of shark -- dubbed the Ninja lanternshark -- has been discovered in the central eastern Pacific Ocean near Central America by a Cal State grad student and her professors.
Dungeness Crab Season Threatened By Toxic Algae Bloom Along Pacific CoastThere's a large toxic algae bloom out in the Pacific and fishermen at San Francisco's Pier 45 are worried it could do serious damage to this season's Dungeness crab catch.
Possible Pufferfish Found On Monterey Bay Beach Linked To El NiñoTwo pufferfish may have been spotted on a Monterey Bay beach, far north of their usual range of habitat, according to the Santa Cruz-based conservation group Save Our Shores.
Cluster Of 20 Great White Sharks Spotted Swimming Off Pacifica, SF Ocean BeachA spokeswoman for Gulf of theFarallones National Marine Sanctuary says most of the sharks were between 10 and 15 feet long and a couple of them were about 18 feet long.
Boaters Mapping Floating Garbage Patch In North Pacific Return To San FranciscoVolunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Swimmers Warned Of Great White Sharks Off Seacliff State Beach In Santa Cruz CountyIn the past week, up to fifteen young great white sharks have been spotted along the coast off Santa Cruz and signs posted on state beaches are warning people to think twice before getting in the water.
Strengthening El Nino Possibly Linked To More Shark, Exotic Fish Sightings Off California CoastWarmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.
Return Of The Blob! Big Purple Sea Slugs Wash Ashore In East BayBig purple sea slugs are washing up on East Bay beaches this summer to the wonder and curiosity of beach combers and naturalists.