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Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.

04/24/2015

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Abalone Season Off To Deadly Start On Bay Area Coast

The abalone diving season is off to a deadly start, with the latest death of a man trapped by rising tide along the Mendocino County coast Tuesday.

04/23/2015

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Exhausted Kayaker Rescued From Pacific Ocean By Sheriff’s Helicopter Off Sea Ranch

The Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescued a kayaker in the ocean off of Sea Ranch who was too exhausted to paddle to shore Wednesday, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

04/23/2015

(Mendocino Co. Sheriff)

Lost Sea Lion Pup Waddles Into Backseat Of Patrol Car Near Fort Bragg

Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unusually friendly sea lion pup found waddling along a dark Mendocino highway.

04/22/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Seal Or Sea Lion Pup Stolen From Southern California Beach

Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city’s international airport early Sunday.

04/19/2015

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Large Swells With Sneaker Waves Prompt Warning For Bay Area Beaches

Anyone planning a trip to the beach or going into Bay Area waters later this week should be cautious of a large swell expected along the coast, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and National Weather Service.

04/16/2015

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

Expected Influx Of Whales Prompts Warning For Bay Area Boaters To Keep Their Distance

Boaters have been asked to keep their distance away from an influx of whales expected to migrate through Bay Area waters for the next few months, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.

04/15/2015

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on a sperm whale that washed ashore a Pacifica beach on April 14 2015. (Edgar Teran)

Dead 50-Foot Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore At Pacifica Beach

Biologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.

04/15/2015

(CBS)

3 Men Die After Diving Into Choppy Water For Abalone Off Mendocino Coast

Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.

04/12/2015

(CBS)

High-Tech Device Keeps Sharks Away From Surfers, Divers, Swimmers

Shark Shield creates a 3-D electronic field or protection around the swimmer. Sharks stay 15-20 feet away.

04/04/2015

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