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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

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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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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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Ocean Oxygen ‘Dead Zones’ Causing Drop In Fish Numbers, Diversity Off West Coast

Concerned that low-oxygen dead zones in the Pacific off the West Coast are getting more common as the climate changes, scientists are looking at how commercially valuable fish are reacting.

03/16/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups On California Beaches Spiking To New High

Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.

03/16/2015

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

Gray Whales Showing Up On The Wrong Side Of The World May Be Due To Arctic Warming

Two recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.

03/15/2015

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

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