Whales

Tom Mattusch provided this picture of a dead Humpback Whale floating off the Pacifica Coast. (8/3/15)

Boaters Warned After Dead Whale Found Floating Close To Shipping Lanes Near Pacifica

Boaters were being warned to watch out for a large dead whale found floating off the Pacifica Coast near shipping channels.

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A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

Dead Gray Whale Washes Onto Sonoma County Beach; 7th This Year

Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.

05/24/2015

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)

2 Whales That Turned Up Dead On Pacifica Beaches To Be Buried

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.

05/18/2015

The fluke of a gray whale is seen at Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico. (CBS)

Whales Seen Spouting In San Francisco Bay Near Crissy Field

People strolling on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday report a rare treat, the site of two whales entering the Golden Gate.

05/13/2015

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Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

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.

04/24/2015

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

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

Gray Whales Showing Up On The Wrong Side Of The World May Be Due To Arctic Warming

Two recent gray whale sightings on the other side of the world may suggest that climate change is forcing them to expand their habitat.

03/15/2015

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

Rich German captured video of a pod of five orcas while paddle boarding near Laguna Beach. (CBS)

VIRAL VIDEO: Southern California Paddle Boarder Gets An Up- Close Look At A Pod Of 5 Orcas

Rich German posted the video to his Facebook page earlier this month, and has received national media attention for his encounter with the whales.

01/21/2015

(Brent Allen/YouTube)

VIDEO: Stand-Up Paddle Boarder Rides Alongside Humpback Whales In Monterey Bay

A stand-up paddle board instructor captured a breath-taking encounter with humpback whales in the Monterey Bay last week.

09/24/2014

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