Poisonous Swimming Snakes From South Seas Found On California BeachesVenomous yellow-bellied sea snakes are washing up onto California beaches and some scientists say El Niño may be to blame.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life DangerCaltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
High Bacteria Levels Prompts Warning For Swimmers At Monterey Area BeachSwimmers are being warned to stay out of the water at Monterey Municipal Beach after tests found high levels of bacteria, county health officials said Tuesday.
Gaggle Of Great White Shark Pups Staying Put In Aptos; Beachgoers Unfazed (VIDEO)Over a dozen great white sharks continue lurking near the shoreline at a Santa Cruz County beach.
Fifth Dead Whale In 3 Weeks Washes Ashore NorCal BeachA whale carcass was found on a beach in Pacifica Tueday morning, making it the fifth dead whale to wash ashore a Northern California beach in three weeks.
Humpback Whales Come Dangerously Close To People At Santa Cruz ShoreAs 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.