Pacific Ocean

Hurricane clouds form a spiral. (File/NOAA)

Tropical Storm Gil Swirls Off California

Forecasters said Tropical Storm Gil has formed in the Pacific off of California, but far from land. There are no immediate coastal warnings or watches.

07/30/2013

Micah Flanaburg shows off his kayak after he and his father-in-law were attacked by a great white shark off Pacifica State Beach on June 25, 2013. (CBS)

Great White Shark Attacks Kayakers Off Pacifica State Beach

A great white shark attacked a kayaker fishing with his father-in-law off Pacifica State Beach near Linda Mar Tuesday afternoon.

06/25/2013

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

California Regulators Reject Navy Sonar Training Over Threat To Whales

The California Coastal Commission has rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program that critics said could harm endangered blue whales and other sea life.

03/08/2013

Authorities found this Cadillac Escalade SUV off the coast of Pebble Beach in Monterey County on August 23, 2012. (Bay City News Service)

Man Drives Into Ocean Near Monterey, Accused Of DUI

A man was found on a Monterey County beach Thursday morning after driving his Cadillac Escalade into the Pacific Ocean, a Cal Fire captain said.

08/23/2012

Golden Gate Bridge

Marine Sanctuary May Be Expanded To Waters West Of Golden Gate

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the largest ocean refuge in the continental United States, may be expanded to include the waters west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

08/23/2012

Eye on The Bay: Farallon Islands

Eye On The Bay: Farallon Islands Part One

“Eye on the Bay” journeys 26 miles west of San Francisco, gaining rare access to one of the most mysterious island formations in the world.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/13/2012

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

Humpback Whale

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

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