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Monterey Bay

Sea Otter

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

Blue Whale

Monterey Bay Boaters Warned To Avoid Influx Of Blue Whales

Boaters in Monterey Bay are advised to look out for large numbers of blue whales making their way through the area to feed in the Bay’s nutrient-rich waters.

07/14/2012

Blue Whale

Blue Whales Spotted In Droves Near Santa Cruz, Monterey

Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.

07/05/2012

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Boardwalk (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

New Monterey Bay Visitor Center Promises Closer Look At Sea Life

A new visitor center showcasing Monterey Bay is getting closer to opening its doors in Santa Cruz. The facility, now under construction, is almost two decades in the making.

01/17/2012

Fishermen and tourists saw four orcas coming up for some air near Monterey Harbor on on June 15, 2011. (CBS)

Whales Spotted Near Shore Along Monterey Bay

A group of killer whales made an up close and personal appearance to boaters in Monterey Bay this week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/18/2011

Scuba Death

2 High School Students Die In Monterey Diving Accident

Two 17-year-old high school students from Carson City, Nev. died Saturday while scuba diving in Monterey Bay.

CBS San Francisco–04/10/2011

A harbor seal pup. (NOAA)

Public Warned To Stay Away From Seal Pups

Beachgoers are being advised not to interact with seal pups since contact could cause harm to the animal.

CBS San Francisco–02/28/2011

The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Black-footed Penguin.

Monterey Bay Penguin Chick To Be Raised Behind-The-Scenes

A 3-week-old penguin chick at Monterey Bay Aquarium was temporarily moved off exhibit Saturday and will be raised behind the scenes, officials reported.

CBS San Francisco–01/30/2011

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