Marine Mammal

Sea Lion Rescued

Abandoned Sea Lion Pup Recovering At Marine Mammal Center After Coast Guard Rescue

A baby sea lion is making a recovery in the Bay Area thanks to an unusual Coast Guard rescue.

11/21/2014

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Study Shows California Blue Whale Population Has Recovered To Pre-Whaling Levels

New 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.

09/06/2014

Kayakers Karen Hatch and Giancarlo Thomae encountered a humpback whale in Monterey Bay. (Giancarlo Thomae, Sanctuary Cruises)

Boaters Warned To Steer Clear Of Humpback Whales Feeding In Monterey Bay

Boaters 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.

08/01/2014

A harbor seal pup. (NOAA)

Parts Of Point Reyes Will Close To Protect Seal Pups

Parts of Point Reyes National Seashore will be closed for four months to protect seals and their newborn pups.

03/02/2014

Keekee the Sea Lion was released near Marin.  (CBS)

Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, Rehabilitation

A 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.

12/26/2012

A dolphin spotted in San Francisco Bay (CBS)

Wandering Dolphins May Have Returned To The Bay

Two wayward dolphins discovered in an industrial canal in South San Francisco appear to have returned to San Francisco Bay.

08/31/2012

Blue Whale

Feds Will Reroute SF Bay Ships To Protect Whales

Federal 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.

07/15/2012

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