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(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

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Climate Change May Impact Oceans For Thousands Of Years, UC Davis Study Finds

The effects of climate change on the world’s seas could be felt thousands of years from now, not just in the immediate future, according to research from the University of California, Davis.

03/30/2015

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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