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Alcatraz.  (CBS)

Above Average Bay Water Temps To Thank For Surge In Swimmers

There has been a surge in swimmers taking to San Francisco Bay, thanks to warmer water in the Pacific Ocean.

17 hours ago

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Coast Guard Warns Of Rip Currents At Bay Area Beaches

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking beachgoers in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas to be cautious in and near the ocean Sunday, Coast Guard officials said.

08/30/2015

A dead whale floating under an Alameda dock on August 26, 2015. (CBS SF)

Dead Whale Found Lodged In Alameda Dock

A dead whale became lodged in a dock in Alameda Wednesday morning, but it was unclear how the whale died.

08/26/2015

A young humpback whale carcass is washed ashore at Sunset Beach in Monterey, March 6, 2015. (CBS)

Investigation Into Deaths Of 30 Whales Along Alaska’s Shores Intensifies

A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.

08/23/2015

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Dead Anchovies Found In Monterey Marina Hours After Aeration System Turned On, But Cause Remains Unclear

Some anchovies died off at the Monterey Marina Thursday and city officials are looking for a cause.

08/13/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Onto Pacifica Beach

A dead Humpback whale washed onto the shore on a beach in Pacifica Sunday, according to dispatchers.

08/02/2015

An oil slick that appeared off the Southern California coast. (CBS)

2-Mile-Wide Oil Slick Mysteriously Appears Off Southern California Coast

The Coast Guard says a 2-mile-wide oil slick that mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast is expected to dissipate on its own in the days ahead.

07/29/2015

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Muni To Shut Down Subway Service Every Night To Upgrade Equipment Downtown

Downtown subway service on all light-rail lines will shut down early every night from Friday July 31 until January 2016 to allow for upgrades to radio and emergency communications systems, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

07/21/2015

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Climate Expert Says 2014 Ocean Temperatures ‘Were Just Ridiculous’

In their annual, detailed physical of Earth’s climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.

07/16/2015

National Parks Service lifeguards load a dead dolphin onto their truck. (Joey DeRuy)

Scientists Try To Determine What Killed 3 Sea Mammals Washed Ashore On SF’s Ocean Beach

Marine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.

07/07/2015

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