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The video shows a female surfer just beyond the wide-open mouths of two humpback whales feeding on anchovies in Santa Cruz.

Humpback Whales Come Dangerously Close To People At Santa Cruz Shore

As many as 11 humpback whales have been feeding unusually close to the Santa Cruz shoreline, and there’s concern that interested boaters, kayakers and surfers are getting too close.


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San Francisco Bay Area’s Top Beaches

The Eye on the Bay gang gathered around a fake beach bonfire to debate the best beaches in the Bay Area! We picked from lost of different beach-related categories and of course, it’s all very subjective. […]

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–09/01/2011

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San Mateo May Lift Jet Ski Ban At Mavericks

San Mateo County officials may be close to doing away with a controversial ban on jet skis at the Mavericks surfing spot.


Waves at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (AP)

PG&E Abandons Plans To Develop Wave Power Along California Coast

Pacific Gas and Electric has given up on research to harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.


Sonoma County drowning, Portuguese Beach

Woman Drowns Trying To Save Dog Near Bodega Bay

An Auburn woman drowned Friday morning at Portuguese Beach north of Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast when she went into the surf after her dog, State Parks Public Safety Superintendent Jenny Donovan said.



Good Question: Have Humans Explored The Deepest Part Of The Ocean?

With all the technology available, it’s difficult to imagine the things we still don’t know. Will Wong asked this Good Question: Have humans explored the deepest parts of the ocean?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011

Pebble Beach Golf Course overlooking Monterey Bay. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Monterey Peninsula Desalination Plant Gets OK

California regulators have approved a desalination plant that could convert ocean to drinking water on the Monterey Peninsula.

CBS San Francisco–12/03/2010