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A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Ships Headed To SF Bay Asked To Slow Down To Avoid Whales

Federal officials are asking large ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco Bay to prevent collisions with whales.

07/25/2012

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

Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Experts Search Monterey Coast To Save Whale Entangled In Fishing Nets

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.

04/26/2012

Santa Cruz harbor, tsunami

NOAA: Cuts To Tsunami Warning System Won’t Jeopardize State’s Safety

Emergency management officials in California are alarmed over $1 million in proposed federal funding cuts to a tsunami alert system.

03/10/2012

Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Boaters Urged To Stay Clear Of Whale & Calf In San Francisco Bay

A gray whale mother and calf were spotted in San Francisco Bay again Thursday morning, and officials from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary were warning boaters to give them a wide berth.

03/08/2012

Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Pair Of Gray Whales Wander Into San Francisco Bay

A cow-calf pair of gray whales have made their way into the San Francisco Bay. Whales wander into the bay every spring, but experts are worried that people might come too close to this current wandering pair and scare the mother away from her baby.

03/07/2012

Santa Cruz harbor, tsunami

Cuts To Tsunami Program Could Delay West Coast Wave Warnings

Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.

02/28/2012

Klamath River whale

Gray Whale Stranded In NorCal River Dies

A 45-foot gray whale that’s been stranded in Northern California’s Klamath River for more than a month has died after beaching on a sandbar.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

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

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