Pacific Ocean

Missing Palo Alto pilot William McAdams allegedly stole a plane and disappeared. (CBS)

Palo Alto Flight Instructor Allegedly Steals Plane, Disappears Into Night Over Pacific Ocean

It’s been 10 days since a flight instructor from Palo Alto vanished while flying over the Pacific Ocean.

05/18/2015

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Exhausted Kayaker Rescued From Pacific Ocean By Sheriff’s Helicopter Off Sea Ranch

The Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescued a kayaker in the ocean off of Sea Ranch who was too exhausted to paddle to shore Wednesday, a sheriff’s sergeant said.

04/23/2015

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the Solomon Islands Wednesday. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands East Of Australia

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck the Solomon Islands east of Australia Wednesday afternoon.

04/22/2015

The fluke of a gray whale emerges from the water. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Whale Swims 13,988 Miles In Pacific, Breaks Migration Record

The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

04/15/2015

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

‘Blob’ Off Pacific Coast May Be Making California’s Drought Worse

A large pool of warm water off the Pacific Coast may be exacerbating California’s already severe drought. Climate scientist Nick Bond of the University of Washington said the pool of water, which he calls “the blob,” is about 2-7 degrees warmer than normal.

04/10/2015

A sea lion pup. (NOAA)

NOAA Says Warmer Pacific Could Be Behind Starving Sea Lion Pups, Warns Of Less Productive Ocean

Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.

03/17/2015

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

EARTHQUAKE

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

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