Researchers say the population of gray whales off the West Coast of the United States has fallen by nearly one-quarter since 2016, resembling a similar die-off two decades ago.
A feisty young sea lion is back in the wild after five weeks of rehabilitation to treat a severe shark bite, domoic acid poisoning and malnutrition.
The Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands has admitted eight California sea lions and Guadalupe fur seals since June 1 with entanglements of varying degrees.
The size of the violation would depend on the activity's overall risk to public health.
The whale had been trapped under three separate sets of crab fishing gear, including three crab pots and multiple attached fishing lines and buoys.
The so-called Penis fish are making headlines in the Bay Area after thousands strand on a Marin beach.