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Ocean Temperatures Along Central Coast Warm Up This Summer, No Link To El Nino

Unusually warm ocean temperatures off California’s Central Coast have surfers peeling off their wetsuits. While surfers enjoy it, the conditions could hurt those who make their living from fishing.

08/12/2014

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

The Plainfin Midshipman, commonly known as the toadfish. (Source: USGS)

Toadfish Sex Calls May Be Mystery Sound Keeping Pacific Grove Residents Up At Night

Strange noises that have been keeping Pacific Grove residents up at night may be the sound of their amphibian neighbors’ mating calls.

07/21/2014

Authorities said a woman held onto this inflatable raft for 15 hours in Monterey Bay before she was rescued on March 5, 2014. (CBS)

Woman Rescued After Being Stranded In Monterey Bay For 15 Hours

A woman who set out on Monterey Bay to chase the sunset Tuesday ended up clinging to her inflatable raft for 15 hours overnight, stranded in the frigid waters.

03/06/2014

Pebble Beach Golf Course overlooking Monterey Bay. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Volunteers Clean Up Tons Of Debris Along NorCal Coast

More than 3,000 volunteers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties collected a total of 17,147 pounds of debris from the Monterey Bay shoreline Saturday during the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

09/21/2013

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Most Romantic U.S. Honeymoon Suites And Resorts

Each of the following properties are among the nation’s top-ranked hotels for romance and honeymoons.

09/17/2013

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

Kayakers On Monterey Bay Encounter Massive Humpback Whales

A pod of 80,000 pound humpback whales got up close and personal with a group of kayakers on Monterey Bay last week.

08/26/2013

Leon Panetta. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Interview: Monterey’s Leon Panetta On Public Service, Bin Laden, Congress Inaction

After spending 16 years in congress, along with stints as director of the Office of Management and Budget, White House Chief of Staff, CIA Director, and – most recently – Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta says it has been “a hell of a ride, as they say, for the son of Italian immigrants.”

04/02/2013

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Bay Area Sea Otters Making Slow Comeback

New data show a slight increase in the number of threatened California sea otters swimming in coastal waters, a comeback made more difficult because of a recent uptick in shark attacks.

08/22/2012

A 14-foot-long great white shark was spotted off the coast of Aptos near Seascape and Rio Del Mar beaches on July 19, 2012. (Specialized Helicopters)

14-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Off Santa Cruz County Coast

A 14-foot great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

07/19/2012

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