Blind Sea Lion at San Francisco Zoo DiesThe well-loved sea lion, named Silent Knight, had been receiving cancer treatments but an exact cause of death is unknown, zoo officials said.
Possible New Species of Killer Whale Found Off Coast of ChileAn international team of researchers says they found a couple dozen distinctly-different orcas roaming in the oceans off southern Chile. Scientists think they may represent a new species.
Wayward Sea Lion Found On Oakland Airport GroundsDeputies with the Alameda County Sheriff's Department intercepted an unusual intruder at the Oakland Airport early Thursday morning: a young wayward seal.
U.S. Senate Passes Bill Making It Easier to Kill Sea LionsSupporters say the bill will give wildlife managers greater flexibility in controlling California sea lions that dramatically increased from about 30,000 in the 1960s to about 300,000 under the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Sea Lions With Gunshot Wounds Found Dead Near SeattleSince September, six sea lions have died from gunshot wounds in near Seattle and another seven are suspected to have died from "acute trauma" caused by humans.
Entangled Whale Moving Up California CoastAn entangled gray whale is slowly making its way up the coast from Southern California, where it was first spotted a few days ago, and people in the Monterey Bay area are being asked to keep a lookout.
Marine Mammal Officials Postpone Necropsy Planned For Whale Found In Oakland EstuaryThe necropsy will be performed on a remote beach on Angel Island and should help scientists figure out how the whale died.
Dozens Of Fur Seals Are Washing Up Dead Or Sick On Bay Area ShoresA shocking number of fur seals are washing up on bay Area shores, sick or dead.
Biologists Find Fractures In Skull Of Blue Whale That Washed Ashore In Daly CityA dozen scientists conducting a necropsy Thursday on a blue whale carcass that washed ashore Wednesday on the San Mateo County coast found multiple skull fractures indicative of blunt force trauma.
Entangled Humpback Whale Freed In Monterey BayA fisherman spotted a whale entangled in Monterey Bay and followed the animal until rescuers arrived, helping to save its life.
Sea Otter Births Pup In Monterey Aquarium Tide Pool As Onlookers WatchA wild sea otter that entered the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Great Tide Pool gave birth to a pup Saturday.
3 Marine Species That Call Bay Area Home Added To Endangered ListThere’s a new five year plan aimed at protecting endangered marine species, including three that make their home in and around Marin County.
Wayward Porpoise Spotted In Napa RiverA wayward porpoise was spotted cruising in the Napa River near a boat dock Thursday morning.
Walrus That Starred In 'Jurassic Park' 'Lord Of The Rings' & Other Movies Dies At Six Flags In VallejoHe was known worldwide for starring in feature films, most notably for his role in “50 First Dates” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as “Jocko” the walrus. He was also the voice for several creatures in the “Lord of the Rings” series, the “Hobbit” series, and in “Jurassic Park.”
Dead 50-Foot Endangered Sperm Whale Washes Ashore At Pacifica BeachBiologists headed to the San Mateo County coast Wednesday morning to try and determine what killed an endangered sperm whale.