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Marine Biology

Marine Mammal Center volunteers feed an elephant seal pup (CBS)

Biologists Use Marine Mammals To Map Toxins On California Coast

California marine scientists are collecting samples from sea mammals around the state in an effort to create a map of toxic hot spots.

01/05/2014

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.

11/03/2013

Weedy Seadragon

Rare Weedy Seadragons Hatched At Monterey Bay Aquarium

A brood of weedy seadragon babies finished hatching last week at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, aquarium officials said.

08/05/2012

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Boardwalk (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

New Monterey Bay Visitor Center Promises Closer Look At Sea Life

A new visitor center showcasing Monterey Bay is getting closer to opening its doors in Santa Cruz. The facility, now under construction, is almost two decades in the making.

01/17/2012