Graffiti bearing the name of a Bay Area motorcycle gang was found on a dead whale rotting on a Pacifica beach Monday.
Researchers flocked to the Mendocino coast after a killer whale beached itself and died, giving scientists the chance to study the rare occurrence.
The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list.
Boaters have been asked to keep their distance away from an influx of whales expected to migrate through Bay Area waters for the next few months, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.
The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.
Biologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.
Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.
A dead humpback has whale washed ashore on a Monterey beach close to where a second whale was seen swimming near the shore
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.
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.