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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand Coast

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck near New Zealand on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

11/16/2014

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Meteorologists Say Adios To Wet, El Niño Winter For Drought-Plagued California

Long-term weather forecasters seem more doubtful about a wet, El Niño winter bringing drought relief to California.

11/14/2014

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Warmer Ocean Temperatures Luring Dolphins, Rare Turtle To Northern California Coastline

It’s no bathtub, but Northern California’s warm water is attracting visitors from as far as Ecuador and Alaska.

11/03/2014

A Great White Shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Island on July 8, 2010 in Gansbaai, South Africa. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Santa Barbara Shark Attack Sends Woman Into Ocean

A shark attack on an outrigger sent a Santa Barbara woman into the water Sunday.

10/22/2014

Two teens were rescued from the cliffs near San Francisco's Ocean Beach Sunday. (CBS)

2 Teens Trapped By High-Tide Rescued From Cliffs North Of Ocean Beach In San Francisco

The San Francisco Fire Department Sunday safely rescued two men trapped by high tides beneath the Cliff House restaurant at the northern end of Ocean Beach, fire officials said.

08/31/2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Aspen in the San Francisco Bay (U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Crew Returns To Alameda After 140-Day Drug Enforcement Mission In Latin America

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Bertholf is returning from the deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean after seizing more than $183 million worth of illegal narcotics.

08/11/2014

Marijuana, pot

8 Plead Not Guilty To Bringing $23M Worth Of Pot From Mexico To San Mateo By Boat

Eight defendants have pleaded not guilty to transporting more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to San Mateo County by boat, prosecutors said Tuesday.

08/05/2014

An injured sea lion, rescued by Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, is released back into the wild in Santa Cruz. July 29, 2014 (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

Sea Lion Released In Santa Cruz After Being Rescued By Marine Mammal Center

An sea lion rescued last week when Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center found it entangled in plastic netting, was released back into the ocean in Santa Cruz Tuesday.

07/29/2014

Thousands of jellyfish-like creatures washed up on beaches in Pacifica. (CBS)

Thousands Of Jellyfish-Like Creatures Wash Up On Pacifica Beaches

The beaches in Pacifica were glimmering blue after thousands of jellyfish-like creatures washed up on shore earlier last week.

07/28/2014

A Pacific Ocean Wave

Plastic Debris In Ocean May Not Be As Widespread As Environmentalists Thought

A better report on the health of the oceans announces there is not a massive amount of plastic floating on the ocean, contrary to public perception for the last few decades. It may have been eaten by fish, decomposed, or never existed.

07/01/2014

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