Feds Approve Killing California Sea Lions by Northwest States' Wildlife ManagersU.S. authorities on Friday gave wildlife managers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho permission to start killing hundreds of sea lions in the Columbia River basin in hopes of helping struggling salmon and steelhead trout.
Fed Agency Asks for Private Beach Property to Let Dead Whales Rot in PeaceAt least 81 gray whale corpses have washed ashore in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska since Jan. 1 and scientists have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so they can rot in peace.
Elephant Seals Take Over Drake's Beach At Point ReyesA popular Marin beach that has been overrun by elephant seals has led park rangers to step in to protect both the public and the marine mammals.
2 Gray Whales Found Dead in San Francisco BayMarine experts say two dead gray whales were found in the San Francisco Bay this week and that one of them died from severe malnutrition.
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.
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.
Melting Sea Ice Spurs Legal Fight Over Walrus ProtectionsHow well walruses cope with shrinking sea ice is at the heart of a legal fight over whether walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them an added protection against human encroachments.
Sea Otters Struggle to Regain Historic Range on West CoastWildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore southern sea otters to an undersea world that's falling apart in their absence.
Video: Sea Otter Released from Rehab in Half Moon BayYankee Doodle had been treated for a number of illnesses at the Marine Mammal Center. He is the second sea otter there to be treated and released in a one-month span.
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Toxic Ocean Algae Events Could Get Worse; Conservation Group Warns Of Marine Mammal Die-OffsOfficials with the Center for Biological Diversity said toxic ocean conditions could become commonplace throughout the Northeast Pacific Ocean as the ocean becomes warmer.
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.
Scientists Try To Determine What Killed 3 Sea Mammals Washed Ashore On SF's Ocean BeachMarine scientists are trying to figure out why several marine mammals washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.
100-Year-Old Killer Whale Grandmothers Guide Orca Pods To FoodPacific killer whale females were more likely to lead the groups than males, and the older females were more likely to lead when fish were hard to find.