Pacific Ocean

Lightning strikes recorded in the Pacific Ocean. (CBS)

Lightning Striking In Pacific As Thunderstorms Near Bay Area

A new band of low pressure will bring more moisture to the Bay Area overnight, and ramp up the likelihood that we’ll see thunderstorms over the next 24 hours.

12/02/2014

A Black Seadevil captured in Moneterey Bay. (MBARI)

Monterey Bay Submarine Captures Elusive ‘Black Seadevil’ Anglerfish On Video

The spooky deep sea creature that nearly lured in Marlin and Dory with his bioluminescence in the Pixar film ‘Finding Nemo’ has been captured on video by researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

11/24/2014

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia Coast

A strong undersea earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Friday…

11/21/2014

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Meteorologists Say Adios To Wet, El Niño Winter For Drought-Plagued California

Long-term weather forecasters seem more doubtful about a wet, El Niño winter bringing drought relief to California.

11/14/2014

(CBS)

Explosive Storm Heading North Through Pacific Ocean Toward Alaska Coast

Weather forecasters say an explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy is heading north through the Pacific Ocean and is expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands and the Bering Sea over the weekend.

11/06/2014

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Do We Finally Know Where Amelia Earhart’s Plane Crashed?

Researchers say they have positively identified a fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft for the first time since her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937.

10/30/2014

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes South Pacific, Prompting Tsunami Evacuations On Easter Island

An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck the South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

10/08/2014

(CBS)

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Off Guam, No Tsunami Reported

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.

09/17/2014

Santa Cruz

Ocean Temperatures Along Central Coast Warm Up This Summer, No Link To El Nino

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.

08/12/2014

Sea Stars

Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast?

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.

07/28/2014

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