Environmental Group Sues State Over Whale-Killing Crab Fishing GearAn environmental group sued the state of California on Tuesday for allegedly not doing enough to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales.
After Crab Season Ends, Fishermen Use GPS To Find Whale-Killing GearFishermen are part of a new effort using GPS and new software pinpointing areas where lost or abandoned crabbing gear has been spotted.
Study Finds More Whales Dying From Ship CollisionsFar more whales die from ship collisions than wash up on beaches, according to a new study from a Petaluma-based nonprofit that works to protect the ecosystem and wildlife.
Migrating Whales Putting On Show Off The CoastThe migration of whales up the California coast is in full swing and nowhere is this more evident than in the waters of Monterey Bay.
Orcas Engage In Unprecedented Monterey Bay Killing SpreeA biologist with Monterey Bay Whale Watch says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days.
Record Number Of Whales Getting Tangled In West Coast Crabbing GearFederal authorities are reporting a record number of whales getting tangled in crabbing gear off the U.S. West Coast.
Marine Mammal Officials Postpone Necropsy Planned For Whale Found In Oakland EstuaryThe necropsy will be performed on a remote beach on Angel Island and should help scientists figure out how the whale died.
Gov. Brown Signs Law To Protect Whales From Crab TrapsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to reduce the surging number of whales getting caught in crabbing gear.
Bay Area Humpback Whales Still In Danger, Despite Government ClassificationsHumpback whales have made such a comeback that most of them are being taken off the Endangered Species list, but not the ones we see off the California coast.
Most Humpback Whales Taken Off Endangered Species ListFederal authorities are taking most humpback whales off the endangered species list.
Scientists Seeing More Whales Than Ever Before In Bay Area WatersA group of scientists returned Sunday from their 13th annual research trip in the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, where they say they saw more whales than ever before.
Video Shows Whales Being Rescued From Crab Pot EntanglementsDramatic video shows whales being rescued off the California coast after the giant creatures got tangled up in what’s become a late crab season.

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