Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life Danger
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
Marine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.
A sea lion had a short stint waddling around San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood Thursday morning.
Sheriff’s deputies rescued an unusually friendly sea lion pup found waddling along a dark Mendocino highway.
Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city’s international airport early Sunday.
A typical fishing photo-op turned into a terrifying attack, when a hungry sea lion leaped up and bit a fisherman posing with his catch, and then dragged him to the bottom of the bay.
Starving sea lion pups and seabirds up and down the West Coast this year may be part of a large-scale shift of the Pacific Ocean to warmer and less productive conditions, according to a new federal fisheries report.
Federal scientists say the number of sea lion pups stranded on California beaches is spiking and is now higher than the total for all of 2013, the last time large numbers of pups starved.
Crews from the Marine Mammal Center rescued a wayward sea lion pup Wednesday morning in San Francisco’s Lake Merced area.
The Marine Mammal Center is seeing so many sick and malnourished sea lions that they are quickly running out of space to treat them.