La Niña Forms: May Bring More Drought, 'Not A Good Sign' For WildfiresLa Nina — which often means a busier Atlantic hurricane season, a drier Southwest and perhaps a more fire-prone California — has popped up in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Becoming More Acidic, Dissolving Dungeness Crabs' ShellsThe Pacific Ocean is becoming more acidic, and the cash-crabs that live in its coastal waters are some of its first inhabitants to feel its effects.
Biologists Brace For Marine Heat 'Blob' Threatening Wildlife In Pacific WatersScientists say a marine heat wave is just off shore in the cool blue waters of the Pacific. It mimics a similar phenomenon from four years ago that wreaked havoc on the ocean's ecosystems.
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.
Man Completes 2,900 Mile Paddleboard Journey From Bay Area To HawaiiAn endurance athlete from Spain who set out from San Francisco Bay more than two months ago has arrived in Hawaii after making the trip paddleboarding across the Pacific Ocean.
Mission To Pull Plastic From Pacific Ocean Nets 40 Tons From Garbage PatchEnvironmentalists on a mission to clean up the ocean of plastic pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
All California Crab Fisheries Closing In April To Protect WhalesAll fisheries in California will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales.
Monterey Co. Teen Believed Dead After Being Swept Into OceanAn 18-year-old man from Carmel is believed to be dead after being washed into the ocean at Garrapata State Park Beach near Carmel on Saturday.
Ocean Cleanup Rig Returning To Alameda Port To Address Equipment IssuesAlready grappling with how to retain plastic it has collected at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a cleanup rig had another setback over the weekend and will be returning to port in Alameda sooner than expected.
Massive Floating Boom Not Corralling Plastic Trash In PacificA trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash.
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.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Now Three Times The Size Of France A huge, swirling pile of trash in the Pacific Ocean is growing faster than expected and is now three times the size of France.
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.
US Navy Plane With 11 Aboard Crashes Into PacificEight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.
U.S. Navy Rescues 2 Boaters, 2 Dogs After 5 Months Adrift In PacificTwo American sailors and their two dogs were rescued Wednesday after surviving five months at sea in the Pacific after their sailboat's engine failed in May.