Monterey Bay Tour Boats Encountering 'Friendly Whales' That Like to SocializeMonterey tour operators don't know why so many whales are approaching and lingering near their sightseeing boats but they and their passengers are loving the close encounters.
Researchers Use New Tools to Measure Underwater Sound Pollution in S.F. BayA Bay Area researcher has gathered evidence that small marine vessels, such as high-speed commuter ferries and recreational boats traversing the waterways of San Francisco Bay, are adding to noise pollution underwater, which in turn could have a negative impact on whales
Increased Bay Area Whale Deaths Come Amid Changing Animal Patterns, Record Ship TrafficThe sheer number of whale deaths in such a short period of time does have scientists concerned, but it may just be a case of there being a lot more of everything out in the Bay right now.
Bay Area Crab Fishermen Face Latest Challenge With Delay Of Season's StartCrab fishermen in the Bay Area who have already had to endure a mid-May closure of crab fisheries and a drop in restaurant demand due to COVID this year are facing yet another challenge with a delay to the start of the crabbing season.
Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Off California Coast Delayed To Protect Whales, Sea TurtlesCalifornia wildlife regulators on Wednesday postponed the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in fishing gear.
Northern California Crabbers Protest Mid-May Closure of Dungeness SeasonCommercial fishermen are protesting an order by California wildlife authorities to close the Dungeness crab fishery in mid-May to protect whales and sea turtles from becoming entangled in fishing gear.
Whale Breachings Off Monterey Coast Possibly Linked To Hollister QuakeA whale-watching tour out of Moss Landing captured some amazing photographs of unusual behavior by a pod of humpback whales in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday's magnitude 4.7 earthquake centered in Southern Monterey County.
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.
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.
Rare Sighting Of Baird's Beaked Whales Captured By Drone Off Coast Of MontereyWhale watchers in Monterey came across something, very rare, and they have the drone video to prove it. They spotted a pod of Baird’s beaked whales.
Dead Whale Discovered On Pacifica BeachA dead whale washed ashore at a beach in Pacifica Tuesday morning, but Marine Mammal Center scientists cannot study it until it moves somewhere more accessible, a center spokesman said.
Marine Biologists Say Dead Whale On Pacifica Beach Didn't Seem MalnourishedMarine biologists arrived in Pacifica to conduct a necropsy on the dead whale that washed up yesterday and found that it didn't seem to be malnourished.
Dead Whale Carcass Washes Up In RodeoThe carcass of a dead whale washed up on the shoreline near Rodeo Wednesday, the third gruesome discovery in the San Francisco Bay in less than a month.
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.
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.