Decades-Old Pollution Linked to Cancer in California Sea LionsA team of marine mammal pathology experts examining two decades of data have determined the likely causes of a mysterious cancer killing sea lions include DDT and other legacy toxins dumped into the sea years ago.
Injured Sea Lion Makes 'Miraculous Recovery' From Shark Bite, Returns To OceanA California sea lion that made a "miraculous recovery" from a shark bite injury and domoic acid poisoning was able to return to his ocean home last week, according to officials with the Marine Mammal Center.
Sea Lion Recovering After Rescue From Corte Madera Car DealershipA California sea lion is recuperating at the Marine Mammal Center after being found in the parking lot of a car dealership in Corte Madera last week, center officials said Thursday.
Marine Mammal Center Biologists Concerned Over Spate Of Bay Area Animal EntanglementsLocal marine biology experts expressed concern this week over a spate of life-threatening marine mammal entanglements in ocean garbage and fishing gear along the California coast.
Dead Humpback Whale Washes Ashore On Baker Beach In San FranciscoA dead humpback whale washed ashore in San Francisco Tuesday morning, authorities said.
Baby Fur Seal Spotted, Rescued In Redwood City Parking GarageA baby fur seal was spotted in the Peninsula and rescued by firefighters on Sunday morning.
Scientists: Whale Foraging For Fish Near Alameda For A Week Is UnhealthyA humpback whale that has been circling the waters near Alameda for a week appears to be unhealthy, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said Monday.
Dead Whale Washes Onto Point Reyes National SeashoreAuthorities say a dead whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to at least 11 dead whales found in the area since March.
Whale Found Stranded In Rodeo Died Of MalnutritionA gray whale that was stranded in Rodeo last week died as a result of malnutrition, according to scientists at the Marine Mammal Center.
Dead Whale Discovered On Pacifica BeachA dead whale washed ashore at a beach in Pacifica Tuesday morning, but Marine Mammal Center scientists cannot study it until it moves somewhere more accessible, a center spokesman said.
Dead Gray Whale Discovered At San Francisco's Ocean BeachThe carcass of a gray whale was discovered washed ashore Monday on San Francisco's Ocean Beach -- the ninth such discovery on Bay Area beaches this year.
Orphaned Seal Pups Fill Animal Center After Human Contact Scares Off MothersMarine wildlife rescuers say they are being inundated with orphaned seal pups, many of them abandoned by their mothers because of the actions of people on the beach.
Ship Strikes Blamed In 2 Gray Whale Deaths In Bay Area This Month, Suspected In 3rdA gray whale which washed up dead on a beach in Pacifica earlier this week was killed by blunt force trauma attributed to a ship strike, according to researchers - the second such confirmed incident in the Bay Area this month.
Gray Whale Washed Up On Rodeo Shoreline Died Of MalnutritionScientists with the Marine Mammal Center said Wednesday that the gray whale that washed up on the Rodeo shoreline in unincorporated Contra Costa County last week died of severe malnutrition, but due to decomposition they’ve been unable to pinpoint its underlying cause.
Quick-Thinking Girl Helps Rescue Lost Baby Elephant Seal At Pacifica BeachBeachgoers were surprised when a baby elephant seal rolled onto the shore in Pacifica Saturday afternoon. Luckily, it was quickly rescued thanks to 10-year-old Athena and her mom.