Pacific Ocean

A Great White Shark (Anna Zieminski/AFP/Getty Images)

Kayaker Survives Great White Shark Attack Off Central Coast

A kayaker says he was attacked by a 14-foot-long great white shark as he and his friends fished off the coast of Central California and that he escaped any injuries.

05/15/2012

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Navy: Sonar, Blasts Might Hurt More Pacific Sea Life

The U.S. Navy says its training and testing using sonar and explosives could potentially hurt more dolphins and whales in Hawaii and California waters than previously thought.

05/11/2012

The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Coast Guard Halts Ocean Boat Races After Fatal Farallones Crash

The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht crash.

04/27/2012

Salmon filets. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pacific Fishermen Prepare For Big Salmon Season

The Pacific Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved salmon seasons that provide ample fishing time for commercial and recreational anglers in California, Oregon and Washington.

04/06/2012

The Geraldton Western  Austrial yacht where 13 crew members were injured when a large wave struck the boat hundreds of miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Crewmembers From Damaged Yacht Brought To SF For Treatment

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday morning transported two injured crewmembers from the “Geraldton Western Australia” yacht to Coast Guard Island in Alameda as the damaged ship trailed behind.

04/02/2012

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Sunnyvale Woman Swept Out To Sea Off Hawaiian Island, Dies

A woman who died after being swept out to sea on the Hawaiian island of Kauai this weekend has been identified by police as 58-year-old Sunnyvale resident Sansan Sheng.

03/12/2012

A Great White Shark (Anna Zieminski/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Alarmed By Growing Number of Shark Attacks on Sea Otters

Sharks may simply be mistaking the sea otters for their typical sea lion and elephant seal prey.

02/17/2012

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a pilot flying a Cessna from Monterey to Hilo, Hawaii was forced to ditch his plane after running out of fuel on October 6, 2011. (CBS)

Man Flying From Monterey To Hawaii Ditches Small Plane In Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued the pilot of a small plane who was forced to ditch in the Pacific Ocean after running out of fuel while flying from California’s Central Coast to Hawaii.

10/07/2011

Artist's rendering of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, burning up as it re-enters earth's atmosphere. (NASA)

NASA Satellite Crashes To Earth, Visible From California Skies

A NASA satellite was visible in the skies over California as it entered the atmosphere, before crashing into Earth.

09/24/2011

(CBS)

Good Question: How Much Plastic Garbage Is In The Ocean?

It washes up on beaches, threatens wildlife and pollutes our oceans. In this Good Question: How much plastic garbage is in the ocean?

09/12/2011

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