Wildlife

Dolphins surrounded by an oil slick swim in circles near Santa Barbara after a pipe spilled thousands of gallons of oil. (CBS)

Video Shows Dolphins Swimming In Oil Spill Area Near Santa Barbara

Video shows dolphins seemingly swimming in circles to avoid the oil slick surrounding them after a pipeline in the Santa Barbara area spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean.

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A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Public Urged To Stay Away From Santa Barbara Oil Spill As Crews Work To Minimize Environmental Impact

As the environmental impact from Tuesday’s oil spill near Santa Barbara grows dire, environmental groups are urging the public not to rush out to save wildlife afftected by the spill.

05/20/2015

Mountain lion tranquilized and captured near San Mateo (May 18th, 2015) Betty Yu

Man Who Shot Gun To Scare Off Mountain Lion During San Mateo Hunt Could Face Charges

A man could face charges for opening fire as wildlife officials searched backyards in San Mateo in the hunt for a mountain lion that was later tranquilized and captured Monday.

05/19/2015

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015

Delta Dam

Construction Begins On Emergency Delta Salt Water Barrier

Construction on a $30 million emergency barrier to prevent salt water from entering drinking water supplies began this week in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

05/08/2015

Seized stuffed wildlife. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Undercover Agent Busts Bay Area Illegal Wildlife Sellers

An undercover agent has seized all kinds of contraband over the years, from tigers to wolves, monkey skulls, even a guitar made out of a giant sea turtle.

05/06/2015

A striped skunk carcass on Asti Store Road off U.S. Highway 101 near Geyserville. (Lori Dudzik/UC Davis)

Study Of Roadkill Hot Spots Shows Bay Area Roadways Are ‘Ring Of Death’ For Wildlife

Busy freeways running alongside park land and marshes make San Francisco Bay Area roads a “ring of death” for wildlife, according to a new statewide roadkill report that tracks the deadliest traffic spots for wildlife.

04/15/2015

San Francisco's Mountain Lake

First Native Species Introduced In SF Mountain Lake After Cleanup

Local volunteers and officials with the Presidio Trust released the first native species into Mountain Lake Monday after an extensive restoration and enhancement.

04/11/2015

A bat hangs from a branch (Michal Cizek/Getty Images)

2 Bats Test Positive For Rabies In Sonoma County

Two bats found in Windsor and Sebastopol tested positive for rabies the first week in April, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services said Friday.

04/10/2015

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Blamed For Goat Killed At San Mateo County Ranch

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies suspect a goat at a La Honda ranch was killed by a mountain lion Sunday morning.

04/05/2015

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