Pacific Ocean

Warmer Water Leads To More Whales Spotted Along Monterey BayOne doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.
Boaters Mapping Floating Garbage Patch In North Pacific Return To San FranciscoVolunteer crews on 30 boats have been measuring the size and mapping the location of tons of plastic waste floating between the West Coast and Hawaii.
Sailor Treated By California Air National Guard Rescue Unit 900 Miles Off Coast DiesA sailor who fell ill on a ship 900 miles off the California coast died Wednesday, hours after members of a California Air National Guard unit boarded the ship to treat the man.
129th Rescue Wing From Moffett Field To Treat Injured Man Aboard Boat 900 Miles Off CoastCalifornia Air National Guard rescuers from the Bay Area are trying to save a man on a boat hundreds of miles out on the Pacific Ocean.
Alameda Coast Guard Crew Seizes Narco-Submarine Carrying 8 Tons Of CocaineA U.S. Coast Guard crew from Alameda stopped a submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean last month -- the largest bust of its kind in Coast Guard history.
Boaters Warned After Dead Whale Found Floating Close To Shipping Lanes Near PacificaBoaters were being warned to watch out for a large dead whale found floating off the Pacifica Coast near shipping channels.
Oil Slick Near Santa Barbara Created By Natural Seepage, Coast Guard SaysThe Coast Guard says an oil slick that formed in the Pacific Ocean last week near Santa Barbara was created by natural, ocean-floor seepage.
Scientists Find Evidence Dead Humpback Whale On Pacifica Beach Was Hit By Passing ShipScientists 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.
Scientists Try To Determine What Killed 3 Sea Mammals Washed Ashore On SF's Ocean BeachMarine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.
Private Computers Needed To Determine If Mysterious 'Blob' Of Warm Water In Pacific Is Causing CA DroughtThe 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.
20-Year-Old Dutch Inventor Crowd-Funding Great Pacific Garbage Patch Cleanup EffortA 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.
Abalone Diver Dies In Tomales BayA man who was abalone diving with four other men died in Tomales Bay Tuesday morning, a National Park Service spokesman said.