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Ship Traffic Off California Re-Routed To Protect Whales

The International Maritime Organization has approved vessel lane changes on approaches to San Francisco Bay and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and in the Santa Barbara Channel. The changes take effect next year.

12/27/2012

A blue whale breaches the surface. (NOAA)

Ships Headed To SF Bay Asked To Slow Down To Avoid Whales

Federal officials are asking large ships to slow down as they approach San Francisco Bay to prevent collisions with whales.

07/25/2012

Blue Whale

Feds Will Reroute SF Bay Ships To Protect Whales

Federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay after seeing an uptick in the number of collisions between the marine mammals and large ships.

07/15/2012

Blue Whale

Blue Whales Spotted In Droves Near Santa Cruz, Monterey

Blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast.

07/05/2012

This Humpback Whale is playing with the ship, surfacing on one side before swimming underneath to the other side. These whales can grow up to about 52 feet long and weigh up to almost 80,000 pounds. They're found in oceans all over the world, including the Southern Ocean near Antarctica. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Blue Whales, Humpbacks Begin Feedings Season Near Farallon Islands

Boaters are being warned that humpback and blue whales are starting to appear in the waters outside San Francisco and have been sighted in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

06/06/2012

Humpback Whale

Navy: Sonar, Blasts Might Hurt More Pacific Sea Life

The U.S. Navy says its training and testing using sonar and explosives could potentially hurt more dolphins and whales in Hawaii and California waters than previously thought.

05/11/2012

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)

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

The video shows a female surfer just beyond the wide-open mouths of two humpback whales feeding on anchovies in Santa Cruz.

Humpback Whales Come Dangerously Close To People At Santa Cruz Shore

As many as 11 humpback whales have been feeding unusually close to the Santa Cruz shoreline, and there’s concern that interested boaters, kayakers and surfers are getting too close.

11/02/2011

Fishermen and tourists saw four orcas coming up for some air near Monterey Harbor on on June 15, 2011. (CBS)

Whales Spotted Near Shore Along Monterey Bay

A group of killer whales made an up close and personal appearance to boaters in Monterey Bay this week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/18/2011

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