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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.
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.
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.
Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unusually friendly sea lion pup found waddling along a dark Mendocino highway.
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.
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.
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.
Biologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.
Authorities say three men died after entering the choppy water off Northern California to dive for abalone.