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Sheila Semans of the NOYO Center for Marine Science provided this picture of a killer whale that died on a beach north of Fort Bragg. (Courtesy: Sheila Semans)

Killer Whale Beaches Itself, Dies North Of Fort Bragg

Researchers flocked to the Mendocino coast after a killer whale beached itself and died, giving scientists the chance to study the rare occurrence.

04/21/2015

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

Federal Move To Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list.

04/20/2015

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

Expected Influx Of Whales Prompts Warning For Bay Area Boaters To Keep Their Distance

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.

04/15/2015

The fluke of a gray whale emerges from the water. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Gray Whale Swims 13,988 Miles In Pacific, Breaks Migration Record

The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

04/15/2015

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on a sperm whale that washed ashore a Pacifica beach on April 14 2015. (Edgar Teran)

Dead 50-Foot Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore At Pacifica Beach

Biologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.

04/15/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

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.

03/19/2015

A young humpback whale carcass is washed ashore at Sunset Beach in Monterey, March 6, 2015. (CBS)

Young Humpback Whale Carcass Washes Ashore In Monterey

A dead humpback has whale washed ashore on a Monterey beach close to where a second whale was seen swimming near the shore

03/06/2015

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

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