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A fin whale found Monday on Stinson Beach. (CBS)

Huge Whale Dies After Washing Ashore On Stinson Beach

A fin whale measuring roughly 50 feet died after washing ashore on the north end of Stinson Beach on Monday. There was no word yet on what caused the whale to wash ashore; a necropsy was being conducted to determine the whale’s cause of death.

08/19/2013

A harbor seal pup. (NOAA)

Campaign Urges Bay Area Beachgoers To ‘Leave Seals Be’

During pupping season the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center is helping abandoned and sick elephant and harbor seal pups with a “Leave Seals Be” campaign, according to center officials.

03/15/2013

A sea lion tangled in fishing line was rescued off San Francisco's Pier 39 on October 9, 2012. (CBS)

Sea Lion Found Entangled At Pier 39 Returned To Ocean

A sea lion that was rescued from San Francisco’s Pier 39 after being found entangled in plastic last week is safe at sea Thursday afternoon, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.

10/19/2012

A sea lion tangled in fishing line was rescued off San Francisco's Pier 39 on October 9, 2012. (CBS)

1 Of 2 Entangled Sea Lions Rescued At SF’s Pier 39

A rescue crew has captured one of two sea lions that were spotted entangled in debris at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Tuesday, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.

10/09/2012

Whirlybird, the sea lion blinded by metal fragments from a gunshot. (Marine Mammal Center)

Sea Lion Blinded By Gunshot Wound Recovering In Sausalito

A California sea lion blinded by a gunshot wound was recovering at Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center six weeks after it was found in Santa Cruz.

08/14/2012

A lost northern fur seal (NOAA)

Wayward Seal Flown To Bay Area From Hawaii

Northern fur seals normally live in waters around Russia, Alaska and California. Officials said it’s the first time a wild fur seal has shown up in Hawaii.

08/02/2012

A dolphin spotted in San Francisco Bay (CBS)

Dolphin Found Swimming In Circles In South San Francisco Slough

CBS 5’s Ken Bastida confirms that the animal is not trapped, and could leave the wide slough if he wants. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito came down Wednesday and said the behavior is not uncommon.

07/11/2012

Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Elusive Tangled Whale Freed Of Fishnets Off Sonoma Coast

A gray whale that had been tangled in a fishing net for more than three weeks as it swam up the California coast was finally disentangled Thursday by a fishing boat crew out of Bodega Bay.

05/04/2012

Photo Credit: parks.ca.gov/

Bragging Rites: Best Scenic Drives near San Francisco

San Franciscans have much to brag about: cordial temperatures, diverse culture and fabulous views from so many vantage points around the city. This is the north, south, east and west of it, short on miles, but big on beauty.

04/28/2012

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

Sharp Rise In Starving California Seal Pups Reported

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is reporting a higher-than-usual number of emaciated elephant seal pups.

04/17/2012

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