VIDEO: Elephant Seals Take Over Point Reyes National Seashore Beach An unexpected influx of elephant seals has restricted access to a beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Alligators At The Beach? Scientists Say Get Used To Predators Invading Odd PlacesAlligators on a beach? Killer whales in a river? Mountain lions in the open plains? It may sound like a mismatch, but a new study is warning that humans should get used to seeing more large predators in unexpected places.
Workers Discover 83 Bats Living Inside Menlo Park HomeA crew working on a home in Menlo Park got quite a surprise Tuesday morning when the removed a mural from the side of the house.
Starfish Making West Coast Comeback After Devastating Die-OffStarfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them.
Migrating Whales Putting On Show Off The CoastThe migration of whales up the California coast is in full swing and nowhere is this more evident than in the waters of Monterey Bay.
Bay Area Webcam Ospreys Welcome New ChickAfter months of anticipation and thousands of views of their webcam online, the first offspring from a pair of Bay Area ospreys hatched Friday morning
KPIX Sky Drone 5: The Wildflowers Of The Carrizo PlainThe winter storms have given birth to an explosion of color as the wildflowers have bloomed on the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.
Study: Neanderthals May Have Lived In CaliforniaA startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought -- more than 100,000 years ago. And maybe they were Neanderthals.
Google Street View Goes Vertical With Yosmite's El CapitanGoogle Maps is treading on new ground by taking its horizontal view mapping system 3,000 feet up the world's most famous rock wall: Yosemite's El Capitan.
Group Connects African Americans With A Love Of NatureCombine African Americans, the outdoors, and social media, and what do you get? A non-profit this week's Jefferson Award winner says cures a "nature deficit disorder."
Muir Wood's Tallest Tree Only 777 Years OldAn analysis has found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods is 777 years old -- and not the much older 1,500 years once assumed.
Toxic Algae Bloom Prompts Closure Of Quarry Lakes In FremontThe Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont is closed for swimming through at least Wednesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
San Francisco Doctors Write Prescriptions For 'Park Time' Rather Than PillsFeeling blue? Take a walk in the park. Got a chronic illness? Again, take a walk in the park. Overweight? You guessed it -- take a walk in the park.
Reward Offered For Information Leading To Shooter Of Great Blue Heron In HollisterA $5,050 reward has been offered by a wildlife group for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a Great Blue Heron in Hollister last week.
Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Rocks' Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of CurlingUsing GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic "curling."