Pacific Ocean

Waves crash against a seawall as people make their way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during stormy weather. (AP Photo)

Team Of Scientists Sailing Into Massive Pacific Storm To Study ‘Atmospheric River’ Effects On California Drought

After 43-days without rain, a strong storm is making a beeline for the Bay Area, and a mission on the Pacific Ocean could unlock a solution to our ongoing drought.

02/03/2015

(Melissa Galieti)

VIDEO: Rare White Dolphin Spotted In Monterey Bay

Sticking out like a sore thumb, a white dolphin was spotted amongst gray dolphins gliding across the Monterey Bay on Jan. 25.

01/29/2015

The pilot of a small plane was rescued after ditching his plane in the ocean, about 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii, on January 25, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Small Plane Runs Out Of Fuel On Flight From Tracy To Hawaii, Pilot Rescued

A pilot from the Central Valley has been rescued after he ditched his small plane 250 miles off the coast of Hawaii on Sunday.

01/26/2015

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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Northern California Near Ferndale

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 off the coast of northern California.

01/01/2015

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

(Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)

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

(Credit: SCIENCE SOURCE)

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

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