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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

(Melissa Galieti)

VIDEO: Rare White Dolphin Spotted In Monterey Bay

Sticking out like a sore thumb, a white dolphin was spotted amongst gray dolphins gliding across the Monterey Bay on Jan. 25.

01/29/2015

Flooding

Timelapse Video: Highest, Lowest King Tides Of Year Drain Bay

The King Tides that inundated low-lying areas around the bay on January 19th, 20th, and 21st also brought the reciprocal lowest tides possible, as shown in this timelapsed towercam video showing the water draining away from pier along the Embarcadero, from noon to 6 p.m.

01/22/2015

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High-Surf Advisory With 15 Foot Waves In Effect For Bay Area Beaches As Storm Approaches

Anyone planning to take advantage of warmer temperatures this weekend with a trip to the beach should heed a high-surf advisory issued for the Bay Area coastline where large swells and rip tides are expected, the National Weather Service announced Wednesday.

01/21/2015

Rich German captured video of a pod of five orcas while paddle boarding near Laguna Beach. (CBS)

VIRAL VIDEO: Southern California Paddle Boarder Gets An Up- Close Look At A Pod Of 5 Orcas

Rich German posted the video to his Facebook page earlier this month, and has received national media attention for his encounter with the whales.

01/21/2015

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No Tsunami Threat After Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes In Indonesia’s Molucca Sea

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck in the Molucca Sea Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

12/21/2014

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