Marine Mammal

Wayward Porpoise Spotted In Napa RiverA wayward porpoise was spotted cruising in the Napa River near a boat dock Thursday morning.
Walrus That Starred In 'Jurassic Park' 'Lord Of The Rings' & Other Movies Dies At Six Flags In VallejoHe was known worldwide for starring in feature films, most notably for his role in “50 First Dates” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as “Jocko” the walrus. He was also the voice for several creatures in the “Lord of the Rings” series, the “Hobbit” series, and in “Jurassic Park.”
Dead 50-Foot Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore At Pacifica BeachBiologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.
Navy Wants To Place More Sonar-Pinging Buoys Off Coasts Of California, Oregon, WashingtonThe U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates.
Abandoned Sea Lion Pup Recovering At Marine Mammal Center After Coast Guard RescueA baby sea lion is making a recovery in the Bay Area thanks to an unusual Coast Guard rescue.
Study Shows California Blue Whale Population Has Recovered To Pre-Whaling LevelsNew research suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.
Boaters Warned To Steer Clear Of Humpback Whales Feeding In Monterey BayBoaters on Monterey Bay are being warned to keep their distance from humpback whales and other marine wildlife feeding on shore, according to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Parts Of Point Reyes Will Close To Protect Seal PupsParts of Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed for four months to protect seals and their newborn pups.
Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, RehabilitationA rehabilitated California sea lion was given a Christmas Eve send-off when he was released back to the ocean Monday in Marin County, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.
Wandering Dolphins May Have Returned To The BayTwo wayward dolphins discovered in an industrial canal in South San Francisco appear to have returned to San Francisco Bay.
Feds Will Reroute SF Bay Ships To Protect WhalesFederal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay after seeing an uptick in the number of collisions between the marine mammals and large ships.