Well-Meaning Beachgoers Warned Not To Touch Or Pick Up Seal PupsMarine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest.
King Tides Swell Along Coastal Areas As Christmas Full Moon NearsBay Area residents are being warned of potential flooding along coastal areas as the highest tides of the year swell along Ocean Beach and the San Francisco Bay.
No Tsunami Warning In California After 6.9 Magnitude Quake Hits AlaskaA 6.9-magnitude earthquake Sunday night in the central Aleutian Islands in Alaska was definitely not strong enough to send a tsunami to the Bay Area.
Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn't Always GuaranteedClimate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.
Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be NextThere'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.
Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood ImportsIn 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.
Farallones, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuaries To Double In SizeTwo national marine sanctuaries off the Bay Area coast soon will more than double in size, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
First El Niño Weather Pattern Since 2010 Arrives, But Far Too Weak To Help With California DroughtThe 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.
Marine Sanctuary May Be Expanded To Waters West Of Golden GateThe 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.
Ships Headed To SF Bay Asked To Slow Down To Avoid WhalesFederal officials are asking large ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco Bay to prevent collisions with whales.
Monterey Bay Boaters Warned To Avoid Influx Of Blue WhalesBoaters 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.
Experts Search Monterey Coast To Save Whale Entangled In Fishing NetsA 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.

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