Pacific Ocean

Warmer Pacific Leading To More Abandoned Seal PupsThe Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is full of malnourished northern fur seal pups that have been abandoned or somehow separated from their mothers.
Orca Playing With Its Food Flips Seal 80-Feet Into The Air Over Pacific OceanAn orca playing with its food flipped a seal dozens of feet into the sky in the waters off British Columbia in an incident caught on camera.
Unusual Sea Life Sightings More Common With Warmer El Niño WatersScientists and sport fishermen are seeing more signs of an aquatic shift due to warmer coastal waters, with unusual sea life being caught outside of Monterey Bay and Half Moon Bay.
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.
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