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VIDEO: Stand-Up Paddle Boarder Rides Alongside Humpback Whales In Monterey Bay

A stand-up paddle board instructor captured a breath-taking encounter with humpback whales in the Monterey Bay last week.

09/24/2014

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Pacific Ship Operators To Be Paid For Slowing Down In Whale Feeding Areas

Shipping giants will soon be getting $2,500 incentives to slow down through the Santa Barbara Channel, according to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology at U.C. Riverside.

08/08/2014

A California humpback whale breaches the surface of the water. (NOAA)

Feds Warn Boaters To Stay Away From Whales Off Of Northern California Coast

Marine officials are warning ships, small boats and people on the water to stay well away from federally protected whales that have been spotted feeding close to the San Francisco shoreline.

08/06/2014

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Boat Drifts Ashore After Collision With Whale Off Pescadero Coast

A collision between a whale and a boat off Pescadero on Saturday damaged the craft’s engine causing it to drift ashore and allowing the five passengers to escape, sheriff’s officials said.

05/26/2014

A dead humpback whale appears at Pillar Point harbor in Half Moon Bay, May 21, 2014. (carolsuestories.com)

Dead Humpback Whale Floating Off Half Moon Bay

Marine researchers and harbor officials will have to wait and see if a deceased humpback whale that pressed up against the rocky break wall near Pillar Point Harbor on Wednesday washes onshore before determining its age, size, cause of death, or if the carcass is suitable for research or educational use.

05/22/2014

Mike Lane caught a close encounter with some gray whales on camera just outside San Francisco. (Source: YouTube/Mike Lane)

Paddle Boarder Captures Close Encounter With Gray Whales On Camera Near San Francisco

A San Francisco paddle boarder had a close encounter with a couple gray whales, and caught the whole thing on camera.

05/21/2014

Footage of rescuers saving a humpback whale entangled in a steel rope off the California coast off Santa Barbara. The whale was also spotted off Monterey. (NOAA / MMHSRP)

Rescuers Save Entangled Humpback Whale Off California Coast

Rescuers saved a humpback whale that had been entangled in a crab pot line off the California coast this week. The whale was spotted two weeks ago near Monterey, with a steel rope around its tail and dragging a huge crab trap.

05/16/2014

In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, mom and baby killer whale swim together at SeaWorld San Diego's Shamu Stadium February 14, 2013 in San Diego. (Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

California Bill To End Killer Whale Shows At SeaWorld Put On Hold

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it’s dead for the year.

04/08/2014

Video of humpback whales surfacing near a group of divers. (Shawn Stamback/CBS)

Central Coast Divers Narrowly Miss Being Swallowed By Whales

In the video, taken from the dive boat, you can see a large school of sardines in water surrounding the men. The whales where hundreds of yards away when the divers entered the water, but then the fish around them started to squirm.

07/23/2013

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KCBS Cover Story: Unparalleled Access To California Gray Whales

Thrill seekers who marvel up close at whales during Northern California whale watching season are finding out simple watching pales in comparison to what you can witness 1,000 miles south of the Bay Area.

03/12/2013

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