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Marine Biology

A Great White Shark (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Despite Southern California Great White Shark Attack Caught On Tape, Shark Attacks Are Diminishing

Recent shark sightings in Southern California, one the ended in an attack on Saturday, is enough of a reason to want to stay dry on shore this summer. But data shows shark attacks are down.

07/07/2014

Steven Robles

Shark Attack Victim Recounts His Bloody Encounter With A Great White Off SoCal Beach

A man who was attacked by a great white shark off a Southern California beach is describing how quickly a routine swim turned into a bloody nightmare.

07/06/2014

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