Pacific Ocean

Tom Mattusch provided this picture of a dead Humpback Whale floating off the Pacifica Coast. (8/3/15)

Boaters Warned After Dead Whale Found Floating Close To Shipping Lanes Near Pacifica

Boaters were being warned to watch out for a large dead whale found floating off the Pacifica Coast near shipping channels.

16 hours ago

An oil slick that appeared off the Southern California coast. (CBS)

Oil Slick Near Santa Barbara Created By Natural Seepage, Coast Guard Says

The Coast Guard says an oil slick that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week near Santa Barbara was created by natural, ocean-floor seepage.

21 hours ago

A dead humpback whale washed onto a beach in Pacifica. (CBS)

Scientists Find Evidence Dead Humpback Whale On Pacifica Beach Was Hit By Passing Ship

Scientists who examined a dead humpback whale found on a Pacifica beach Sunday morning have found evidence the whale was hit by a passing ship, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

21 hours ago

National Parks Service lifeguards load a dead dolphin onto their truck. (Joey DeRuy)

Scientists Try To Determine What Killed 3 Sea Mammals Washed Ashore On SF’s Ocean Beach

Marine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.

07/07/2015

Sea surface temperature anomaly off the coast of Washington and Oregon for April 2014, compared to 1981-2010. (NOAA)

Private Computers Needed To Determine If Mysterious ‘Blob’ Of Warm Water In Pacific Is Causing CA Drought

The Blob is a mass of warm water lurking in the Pacific, and scientists need volunteers to help them determine if it’s causing California’s historic drought.

06/29/2015

(photo courtesy: www.theoceancleanup.com)

20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup Effort

A 20-year-old Dutch inventor is crowd-funding a new cleanup effort that first must measure how much plastic we’re dealing with in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.

06/08/2015

(CBS)

Abalone Diver Dies In Tomales Bay

A man who was abalone diving with four other men died in Tomales Bay Tuesday morning, a National Park Service spokesman said.

06/02/2015

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7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Japan Saturday, No Tsunami Risk Due To Quake’s Depth

A strong 7.8 magnitude quake struck the open ocean, 543 miles south of Tokyo early Saturday morning.

05/30/2015

A USGS map showing details of the seafloor around San Francisco Bay. (Source: USGS)

Detailed Maps Offer Glimpse At Bay Area’s Underwater Landscape

A joint effort by more than a dozen states has resulted in detailed maps of the sea floor in and around the Bay Area, offering a never before seen glimpse at the underwater landscape.

05/24/2015

A dead gray whale is towed out to sea off of Half Moon Bay, May 21, 2015. (City of Half Moon Bay)

Latest Dead Whale Found On Bay Area Shores Towed Out To Sea

A dead gray whale found on a Half Moon Bay beach Tuesday was towed out to sea Thursday morning, a day after crews finished burying two other whales on a Pacifica beach.

05/21/2015

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