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.
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.
Two Boats Collide With Whales On Monterey BayOver this past weekend, passengers on two boats in Monterey Bay had a scare when the vessels had separate collisions with whales just minutes apart.
Humpback Whale Survives Near Miss With Freighter In BayLured into the San Francisco Bay by schools of anchovies, a massive humpback whale survived a near miss with a freighter headed into the Port of Oakland.
Trump Administration Agrees to Humpback Whale ProtectionsIn a settlement with environmental groups, the Trump administration has agreed to designate critical Pacific Ocean habitat for endangered humpback whales.
Bloody Whale Hunt in Faroe Islands Riles Animal ActivistsImages of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists.