One doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.
A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.
Boaters were being warned to watch out for a large dead whale found floating off the Pacifica Coast near shipping channels.
Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.
Two whales that turned up dead on a Pacifica beach in recent weeks will be buried there at the request of the city, according to police.
People strolling on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday report a rare treat, the site of two whales entering the Golden Gate.
The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.
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.
Two recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.
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.