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.
Fewer Salmon Than Usual Swimming Off Northern California Coast; Drought Likely To BlameThere are fewer salmon than usual swimming in the ocean off of Northern California and that could impact the fishing season this summer.
Whales Entangled At Alarming Rate Along California CoastAn unusual warming in the Pacific Ocean may be having disastrous consequences for the majestic whales that use the waters off California as a migratory super-highway.
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.