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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

A Dead Gray Whale Near The Golden Gate Bridge April 22, 2000. (David Mcnew/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Studies Whale Safety In San Francisco Bay

The Coast Guard is looking at ways to avoid contact between large shipping vessels in and around the San Francisco Bay and whales.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/01/2010

(CBS)

Good Question: Do Countries Participate In Whaling Despite The Ban?

Irwin in San Francisco asked this Good Question: Do countries still participate in whaling despite the international ban?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/10/2010

Blue Whale

NorCal Boaters Warned About Whale Encounters

In an attempt to protect whales traveling in and around the Golden Gate, marine sanctuary officials are asking boaters and vessel operators to take extra care when navigating the waters off San Francisco.

CBS San Francisco–09/17/2010

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