Articles Tagged With ‘Whales’

Dead whale washes up on Pismo Beach amid offshore sonar use

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A dead whale washed up on Pismo Beach Sunday morning amid a company’s use of sonar off the coast. The small whale carcass appeared on the shore near Tower 5 north of the Pismo Pier, attracting numerous... (Continue reading)

Sperm whale pod spotted off California coast

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A boating crew spotted a rarely-seen pod of sperm whales off the coast of Southern California earlier this month. [CBS News] Crew members with Newport Coastal Adventure first reported seeing the whales on June 4 in an... (Continue reading)

Researchers spot whales near California wind farm zones

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Researchers have spotted whales around areas off the coasts of California and Oregon that may become offshore wind farm zones. Last year, the federal Department of the Interior, in coordination with the Department of Defense, identified a... (Continue reading)

Body of young humpback whale washes ashore in Oceano

A dead humpback whale washed ashore on the beach at the Oceano Dunes Monday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] State parks officials say the humpback that washed ashore was a young whale. It is unclear what caused the whale’s death. Workers... (Continue reading)

Whale washes up, dies near Pismo Beach

A gray whale calf died Tuesday, hours after washing ashore on Pismo State Beach near the Monarch Butterfly Grove. Passersby noticed the whale around 7 a.m. Officials from state and federal agencies then came out to the scene, as did... (Continue reading)

Humpback whale knocks over kayak, video

A pair of Central Coast whale watchers had a close call Saturday when a massive humpback whale jumped out of the water and landed several feet from their two-person kayak. The kayakers were knocked into the ocean, but not injured.... (Continue reading)

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)

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)