Volunteers Document Health of Marine Life on California Coast in 'BioBlitz'The California Academy of Sciences is calling all citizen scientists to help document the biodiversity of the California coast.
Orcas Engage In Unprecedented Monterey Bay Killing SpreeA biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days.
Capitola White Shark Died Of Bacterial InfectionA 10-foot white shark that struggled in the shallow waters of a Capitola beach while bystanders tried to come to its aid died of a bacterial infection.
Marine Mammal Officials Postpone Necropsy Planned For Whale Found In Oakland EstuaryThe necropsy will be performed on a remote beach on Angel Island and should help scientists figure out how the whale died.
Shellfish Stickum Inspires Cal Scientists To Create New Surgical GlueUC Berkeley scientists observing how mussels attach themselves to submarine surfaces have developed a new surgical glue.
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.