Whale Migration Record Broken By Female Of Species Recently Thought To Be ExtinctThe whale migration record has been broken this year by a female western gray whale. The previous record, held by a humpback whale at 10,000 miles, was broken by 9-year-old, Vavara who traveled 14,000 miles going from Russia to Mexico and back again.
Expected Influx Of Whales Prompts Warning For Bay Area Boaters To Keep Their DistanceBoaters have been asked to keep their distance away from an influx of whales expected to migrate through Bay Area waters for the next few months, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.
Gray Whales Showing Up On The Wrong Side Of The World May Be Due To Arctic WarmingTwo recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.
Whale Sighting In San Francisco Bay Prompts Coast Guard Warning To Ferry OperatorsThe U.S. Coast Guard warned ferry operators in San Francisco Bay and other boaters Monday to be on the lookout for a whale that was spotted in the bay.
Migrating Newts Bring 5-Month Road Closure On South Park Drive In Tilden ParkSouth Park Drive in Tilden Park will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from Oct. 31 through March, 2015 to protect newts during their migrating and breeding season.
Tarantula Movement Begins Early On Mount Diablo, Giant Spiders Crawling Across East BayThe annual tarantula mating ritual began early on the East Bay's Mount Diablo, sending giant, hairy spiders skittering across roads and meadows, in search of a willing partner.
Chinook Salmon Hit The Highway To Complete Drought-Hampered MigrationMillions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California's historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon.
Salmon May Migrate On The Freeway Rather Than Shallow Sacramento RiverState and wildlife officials have come up with a plan to move hatchery-raised salmon in tanker trucks down the Sacramento River if the river and its tributaries are too shallow because of the drought.
Dozens Of Gray Whales Spotted Off Point Reyes As Migration Begins Gray whales migrating south for winter are now passing the San Francisco Bay Area, and rangers at Point Reyes National Seashore observed 41 whales last Sunday, and another 25 Friday.
Study Says Many Nevada Mountain Lions Migrating To CaliforniaA seven-year study shows many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward to take up residence in California.