Feeding Blue Whales Gathering Off San Francisco; Maritime Officials Issue Warning To Freighter CaptainsDozens of migrating blue whales have stopped to feed in the krill rich waters off the Farallones Islands, triggering a warning from federal maritime officials to commercial shipping companies to be on the lookout for the massive marine mammals.
Blue Whale Dies From Injuries Suffered In Ship Collision
Dead Blue Whale That Washed Ashore Was Known To ResearchersThe body of a young female blue whale that washed ashore in Marin County had injuries consistent with being struck by a ship.
Dozens Of Whales Frolicking Off Coast Prompts Warning For NorCal BoatersOfficials documented 115 humpback, blue and fin whales during a one-hour survey last weekend near the Farallon Islands.
Study Shows California Blue Whale Population Has Recovered To Pre-Whaling LevelsNew research suggests there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago.
Blue Whale Study Shows Endangered Creatures Spending Time In Busy California Coast Shipping ChannelsA satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels like the cargo ships going in and out of San Francisco Bay.
California Regulators Reject Navy Sonar Training Over Threat To WhalesThe California Coastal Commission has rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program that critics said could harm endangered blue whales and other sea life.
Feds Will Reroute SF Bay Ships To Protect WhalesFederal 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.
Monterey Bay Boaters Warned To Avoid Influx Of Blue WhalesBoaters in Monterey Bay are advised to look out for large numbers of blue whales making their way through the area to feed in the Bay's nutrient-rich waters.