Monterey Bay

Marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae spotted these whales off Monterey Bay on August 24, 2015. (CBS)

Warmer Water Leads To More Whales Spotted Along Monterey Bay

One doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.

08/26/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Bay Area Ocean Temperatures 5-10 Degrees Above Historical Average

Ocean water temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area are above their historical summertime average, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

07/06/2015

Shore Cleanup

Coastal Cleanup Volunteers Remove More Than A Ton Of Garbage From Around Monterey Bay

Volunteers removed more than one and a half tons of garbage from around Monterey Bay Saturday.

04/19/2015

Starving Pelican

Emaciated Pelicans Wander Monterey Bay Shores In Desperate Search For Food

First it was starving baby sea lions wandering ashore and now pelicans are turning up in some unusual places looking for food.

02/17/2015

A frame from a YouTube video shows Pup 681 playing with a toy in her tank at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. (Shedd Aquarium)

Orphaned Sea Otter Pup From Peninsula Thriving At Chicago Aquarium

An orphaned sea otter pup is beginning to thrive at the rehabilitation facility it was taken to after being rescued from a Peninsula beach.

11/12/2014

(Brent Allen/YouTube)

VIDEO: Stand-Up Paddle Boarder Rides Alongside Humpback Whales In Monterey Bay

A stand-up paddle board instructor captured a breath-taking encounter with humpback whales in the Monterey Bay last week.

09/24/2014

Workers at Del Mar Seafoods processing squid. (CBS)

Partnership Looks To Keep Fresh Caught California Squid Local

Most of the squid caught in California usually travels about 12,000 miles before it hits your plate. Now, there is a movement to cut down on the distance.

09/09/2014

(Getty Images)

Monterey Bay Aquarium Knocks 21 Fish From Seafood Watch List

Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished.

09/03/2014

Santa Cruz

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

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