| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:36 AM
The gray whale that had been found tangled in debris this month in the waters off San Onofre, only to disappear, has been spotted again hundreds of miles up the California coast....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks.
The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:00 PM
When a dolphin swam into Bolsa Chica sometime before noon Friday, the wetlands got a surprise visitor.
Now, they may have an unintended mascot. Five days and many media stories later, the dolphin still hadn't left the water near Warner Avenue and Pacific...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really?
As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:55 PM
The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death.
Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:14 PM
There are several unmanned aircraft sitting on a table at the Alaska Unmanned Aircraft System Interest Group’s annual meeting in Anchorage. They’re just a few pounds and look like something you’d find in a hobby shop.
But you should...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:21 PM
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to keep a rope barrier designed to protect harbor seals up full-time at the Children's Pool in La Jolla.
The California Coastal Commission approved the city of San...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 5:39 PM
26th annual AIDS Walk announced
Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be up early May 6.
The 26th annual AIDS Walk Orange County will begin at 7 a.m. at the Disneyland Resort. The walk is expected to raise $750,000, all of which will stay in Orange County and be...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A federal agency has rejected a petition seeking to list 44 cold-water corals off Alaska as threatened or endangered.
An environmental group says the corals are threatened by commercial fishing, ocean warming, acidification and oil spills.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Federal marine mammal authorities have proposed a recovery plan for a rare large whale, the North Pacific right whale.
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Wednesday published the proposal for the marine mammal that has been listed as endangered...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks.
In my column...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:22 AM
The National Marine Fisheries Service is again seeking nominees for two seats on the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
The agency, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says commissioners represent U.S. interests in the...