A stand-up paddle board instructor captured a breath-taking encounter with humpback whales in the Monterey Bay last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A San Francisco paddle boarder had a close encounter with a couple gray whales, and caught the whole thing on camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.