Ocean

NASA artist's impression of what waves on Titan might look like (Image from NASA video)

6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien Wave

With all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose — where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a “wet suit” to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up…

03/23/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

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Ocean Oxygen ‘Dead Zones’ Causing Drop In Fish Numbers, Diversity Off West Coast

Concerned that low-oxygen dead zones in the Pacific off the West Coast are getting more common as the climate changes, scientists are looking at how commercially valuable fish are reacting.

03/16/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups On California Beaches Spiking To New High

Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.

03/16/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Whales Showing Up On The Wrong Side Of The World May Be Due To Arctic Warming

Two recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.

03/15/2015

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

A sick sea lion pup at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California on February 19, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Rising Ocean Temperatures The Likely Cause For More Than 100 Sea Lions Pups Needing Care At Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito

Ocean temperatures are 2-5 degrees above normal near the Channel Islands, meaning fish are moving to warmer waters and adult sea lions are having to travel further for food.

02/19/2015

Starving Pelican

Emaciated Pelicans Wander Monterey Bay Shores In Desperate Search For Food

First it was starving baby sea lions wandering ashore and now pelicans are turning up in some unusual places looking for food.

02/17/2015

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Final King Tides Of Season To Surge Bay Area Coastline Tuesday-Thursday

The Bay Area is about to get hit with the season’s last round of high seas known as the “King Tides.”

02/17/2015

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Sneaker Waves, Strong Rip Currents Warning Issued For Bay Area Beaches This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.

02/12/2015

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