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Humpback whale beaches at Montana de Oro

The carcass of a 35-foot humpback whale is lying on the beach at Montan de Oro State Park. [KEYT] The whale beached on Friday and has been lying there since. Scientists performed a necropsy and determined that the whale has... (Continue reading)

Bear takes a swim at the SLO Country Club

A 200-pound bear took a swim in a pond at the at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Saturday afternoon before resting in a culvert in front of the 14th green. [KSBY] A golf course employee thought he saw... (Continue reading)

Great white shark closes Santa Barbara beach

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol closed a popular beach Sunday after several beachgoers reported seeing a great white shark. [KEYT] At least seven people told harbor patrol officers that they saw a great white shark swimming close to shore off Leadbetter... (Continue reading)

Drought drives wild animals to urban areas

Competition for food amid California’s drought is prompting wildlife to search for food in strange places, including urban areas. [Outdoors] In Nipomo, a bear wandered into a public park and shut down a Little League baseball game. In Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)

Bears popping up in South County

Two bears have made appearances in Arroyo Grande this week, following one showing up in Nipomo last week. [KSBY] On Thursday morning, a bear appeared on Via Bandolera in the Rancho Grande Area of Arroyo Grande. A resident shot video... (Continue reading)

Killer, humpback whales visit the Central Coast

Two popular species of whales paid visits to the Central Coast Thursday. [KSBY] Killer whales appeared in Morro Bay, while humpback whales entangled themselves in nets and crab pots off the Channel Islands. A whale entanglement team has yet to... (Continue reading)

Birds provoke cat fight

The staff at CalCoastNews decided to share this non-local video with our readers because we found it so bizarre. In the video, a pair of birds incite two cats into a fight.... (Continue reading)

15 Gray Whales found dead

During the past two months, 15 dead gray whales of the Chukotka-California population have been found washed ashore in Russia. [MoscowTimes] Gray whales typically migrate from the Chukchi Sea, which is bordered by Alaska and Russia, to Baja California for... (Continue reading)

Central Coast starfish dying from brutal disease

Marine scientists have discovered a large number of starfish dead or dying along the California Coast from a disease that causes their arms to turn to mush and fall off, according to the University of Santa Cruz. From Alaska to... (Continue reading)

Another sea serpent look-alike found on California beach

A giant fish once thought to be a sea serpent appeared on a Southern California beach Friday. [10 News] The 14-foot oarfish beached in Oceanside around 5 p.m. Friday, marking the second time in a week that an oarfish had... (Continue reading)



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