Group To Clean Up Pacific Garbage Patch 2 Years Earlier Than PlannedA Dutch foundation says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months
California Says Oceans Expected To Rise Higher Than Previously ThoughtCalifornia says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state's coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought.
Magnitude 7.2 Quake Hits Near FijiAuthorities say a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the pacific near the nation in the south Pacific Ocean.
Offshore Drilling Rigs Could Become New Normal For Northern California Under TrumpA Bay Area Congressman is asking the White House for help banning offshore drilling in the Pacific Ocean.
La Niña Is Here, Forecasters SayGovernment weather forecasters say La Nina is here.
Warm Pacific Ocean 'Blob' Helped Caused Vast Toxic Algae BloomA new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year.
World Heritage Site Status Sought For Slice Of Central Coast OceanYosemite and the north coast redwoods already are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites, and now marine scientists want a slice of the pacific ocean to share that global prestige.
Kelp Forests Off California Coast Disappearing At ‘Unprecedented’ RateThe ecosystem off the California coastline is undergoing a dramatic change with the disappearance of kelp forests.
Ocean Chemistry Rapidly Altered By Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Experts FindGlobal carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly altering ocean chemistry along the West Coast and urgent regional action is needed, a panel of ocean scientists said in a report released Monday.
Low Salmon Projections 'Punch In The Face' For FishermenBad days aren’t over yet for the Bay Area’s commercial fishing industry as fishermen on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf are facing restrictions during this year’s salmon season.
Skygazers Take Flight To Hawaii Get Best View Of Total Solar EclipseSkygazers from around the country caught an Alaska Airlines flight to Hawaii on Tuesday for prime viewing of a total solar eclipse over the Pacific Ocean.
Ghostly Deep-Sea Octopus Found Near Hawaii May Be New SpeciesCommenters on social media suggested the pale, ghostly creature, found 2.5 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean, should be called Casper.