An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 struck off the coast of Guam in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.
Unusually warm ocean temperatures off California’s Central Coast have surfers peeling off their wetsuits. While surfers enjoy it, the conditions could hurt those who make their living from fishing.
In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.
A recent study published in PLOS ONE found that the number of sharks swimming in the Pacific is around 2,400, about six times the number previously estimated.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a mariner in a sailboat race to Hawaii whose vessel became disabled early Sunday and towed his boat into Monterey Harbor Tuesday morning, the Coast Guard reported.
A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings has made a successful rocket ride over the Pacific but its massive descent parachute only partially unfurled.
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Francisco rescued a man whose rowboat capsized about 50 miles off of California’s Central Coast early Sunday morning while taking part in a race across the Pacific.
The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.
A collision between a whale and a boat off Pescadero on Saturday damaged the craft’s engine causing it to drift ashore and allowing the five passengers to escape, sheriff’s officials said.
Bay Area boaters are being urged by a federal wildlife agency to watch out for and steer clear of gray whales, which are now beginning their annual migration past the Golden Gate to feeding grounds in the Arctic.