National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.
There’s a strong chance the rain that’s drenching Texas and the Southern Plains will be heading to California if the current El Nino pattern continues to strengthen.
In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
Two national marine sanctuaries off the Bay Area coast soon will more than double in size, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the largest ocean refuge in the continental United States, may be expanded to include the waters west of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Federal officials are asking large ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco Bay to prevent collisions with 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.
A specially trained team of disentanglement experts searched the waters off the Monterey County coast Thursday for a gray whale spotted earlier in the week caught up on fishing nets.