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A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Whale Sighting In San Francisco Bay Prompts Coast Guard Warning To Ferry Operators

The U.S. Coast Guard warned ferry operators in San Francisco Bay and other boaters Monday to be on the lookout for a whale that was spotted in the bay.

02/23/2015

A veterinarian takes a blood sample from a dead pygmy sprem whale at a beach near Abbott's Lagoon at Point Reyes National Seashore, January 9, 2015. (Marine Mammal Center)

Rare Pygmy Sperm Whale Dies After Washing Up At Point Reyes National Seashore

Marine biologists are headed out to a beach along the Point Reyes National Seashore Friday morning to examine a rare pygmy sperm whale that washed up on the beach yesterday.

01/09/2015

A baby whale has been found beached at Abbotts Lagoon on January 8, 2015. (CBS)

Crews Attempt Rescue Of Beached Baby Whale Off Marin County Coast

Crews are attempting to rescue a beached baby whale off the Marin County coast Thursday afternoon.

01/08/2015

Drakes Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore (National Park Service)

Winter Shuttle Bus Service To Begin Taking Point Reyes Seashore Visitors To See Seals, Whales

If you’re hoping to see some seals on the North Bay’s seashore, a bus shuttle service starting Friday will help you do just that.

12/25/2014

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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

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