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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.

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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

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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

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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

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

05/21/2015

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes Solomon Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands, but no tsunami threat was expected.

05/20/2015

Earthquake strikes on the Pacific-Antarctic ridge on May 19, 2015. (USGS)

6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong and shallow earthquake has struck the Pacific-Antarctic ridge, but a tsunami is unlikely.

05/19/2015

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