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.
Emergency management officials in California are alarmed over $1 million in proposed federal funding cuts to a tsunami alert system.
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.
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.
Federal cuts to the NOAA’s tsunami-warning program could affect how quickly a wave headed to the west coast would be detected.
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.
Beachgoers are being advised not to interact with seal pups since contact could cause harm to the animal.