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Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Experts Search Monterey Coast To Save Whale Entangled In Fishing Nets

A specially trained team of disentanglement experts searched the waters off the Monterey County coast Thursday for a gray whale spotted earlier in the week caught up on fishing nets.

04/26/2012

Crews attempt to rescue a whale off the Orange County coast on April 17, 2012. The same whale was spotted off the Monterey County coast on April 24, 2012. (CBS)

Lost Whale Spotted Off Monterey Coast, Rescuers Seek Opportunity

A whale that went missing during rescue attempts last week to free it from a large fishing line has been spotted off the coast of Monterey County.

04/24/2012

Chopper 5 spots a gray whale in San Francisco Bay on March 7, 2012. (CBS)

Boaters Urged To Stay Clear Of Whale & Calf In San Francisco Bay

A gray whale mother and calf were spotted in San Francisco Bay again Thursday morning, and officials from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary were warning boaters to give them a wide berth.

03/08/2012

A Minke whale - file photo (Greg Wood/Getty Images)

Dead Minke Whale Washes Ashore In Point Reyes

High tides are preventing scientists from reaching a dead whale that washed up in a remote part of the Point Reyes National Seashore earlier this week.

12/30/2011

A dead Orca killer whale on a beach. (File photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Orca Found Dead On Marin County Beach

A 18-foot orca that had suffered a head wound was found dead on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last week, a National Park Service spokesman said Monday.

11/28/2011

Klamath River whale

Gray Whale Stranded In NorCal River Dies

A 45-foot gray whale that’s been stranded in Northern California’s Klamath River for more than a month has died after beaching on a sandbar.

CBS San Francisco–08/16/2011

dead blue whale

Dead Pregnant Whale Washes Ashore In San Mateo County

Investigators have determined a pregnant blue whale whose carcass washed ashore at Bean Hollow State Park over the weekend likely died after colliding with a ship, a park ranger said Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010

People gather around a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco Monday. (CBS)

Whale Being Buried At Ocean Beach After Washing Ashore

A 50-foot whale that could be a member of an endangered species is being buried at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Tuesday after its body washed onshore on Monday morning.

CBS San Francisco–09/21/2010

People gather around a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco Monday. (CBS)

Dead Whale Surfaces On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

A dead whale has surfaced in the Bay Area for the second time in a week, prompting an environmental group to recommend lower speed limits for ships entering the bay.

CBS San Francisco–09/21/2010

A dead whale appears on the bow of a ship at the Port of Oakland Thursday. (CBS)

Ship Hits Whale, Drags It To Port Of Oakland

An inbound ship struck a whale and dragged it all the way to the Port of Oakland Thursday morning, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said.

09/16/2010

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