U.S. Coast Guard Helps NOAA Team Rescue Whale Tangled In Fishing Gear In Monterey BayA U.S. Coast Guard crew stationed in Monterey on Monday was able to help a team from NOAA untangle a whale that had gotten caught in fishing gear near Moss Landing.
Pacific Ocean Heat Wave Threatens West Coast Marine LifeFederal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions.
Scientists Say Rising Seas Will Break Flooding RecordsThe federal government is warning Americans to brace for a "floodier" future.
Feds To Investigate Gray Whale Deaths After NOAA Declares 'Unusual Mortality Event'U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.
San Jose Students Vie for $1 Million Prize for Ocean ResearchA group of students from Valley Christian High School in San Jose are on their way to Monaco. They'll find out if they've won a $1 million prize in an international competition to invent new ways to map the ocean floor.
Rain Expected Next Week to Help Clear Smoky Northern California AirThe storms are expected to start Wednesday and with them will come shifting winds that should push smoke north into Nevada and Idaho instead of south to the Bay Area.
1,000 Brooding Octopuses Found Off Monterey CoastScientists exploring the sea floor off the coast of central California found more than 1,000 octopuses tucked between rocks with their tentacles inverted and covering clusters of white eggs —a pose common among brooding females.
Weak El Niño Portends Warm, Wet Winter for Much of U.S.No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal this winter, thanks to a weak El Niño brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.
Whale Set Free From Ocean Debris Near Santa CruzA whale was disentangled from debris Monday in the ocean near Santa Cruz by personnel with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Flooding Fears Surge as Carolina Rivers RiseCatastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods.
Researchers Launch Balloons To Study 'Atmospheric River' Researchers are eager to better understand Northern California's atmospheric river storm, which is bringing flood warnings to the area.
Researchers Launch Balloons to Study 'Atmospheric River'Researchers are eager to better understand Northern California's Atmospheric River storm, which is bringing flood warnings to the area.
NOAA Study Says Sea Lion Population Has Hit Record NumberA new study shows that the sea lions that have become so ubiquitous at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco are thriving everywhere, with the sea mammals numbers tripling in recent years.
Warmer Arctic Temperatures Are The 'New Normal,' Report FindsArctic temperatures are continuing to rise while sea ice declines, a new report has found, with the region showing no sign of returning to its "reliably frozen" state.
Here Comes La Niña, El Niño’s Flip Side, But It Will Be WeakLa Nina typically brings drier conditions to the U.S. South and wetter weather to the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.