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2014-11-07 05:11:36

The first-ever intensive research trip to the bottom of the sea in the waters north of Bodega Head, California has produced a few startling discoveries – including a new species of coral.

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2014-09-18 07:39:42

NOAA researchers have announced the discovery of several shipwrecks in the waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait, as part of an on-going investigation into the “ghost ships” that can reveal much about the maritime and cultural history of the area.

2009-09-28 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating San Francisco Bay's enigmatic shark species, Aquarium of the Bay, in partnership with Sea Stewards, presents SHARKtober, a month-long event focusing on the local shark population.

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--The endangered brown pelican, which faced extinction in California 50 years ago, is returning in record numbers to the Farallon Islands, according to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory.

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2006-02-01 06:33:57

The mass starvation deaths of murres on Tatoosh Island off the Olympic Peninsula may be due in part to unusual weather patterns along the West Coast, scientists say.

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2005-05-21 10:39:57

Less than 30 miles from San Francisco, an archipelago of rocky islands rises out of the Pacific Ocean, forming a largely undisturbed wildlife haven that biologists call California's Galapagos.


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2006-02-22 14:59:31

The Ashy Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma homochroa) is a small, scarce seabird of the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. Breeding colonies can be found on islands off the coasts of California and Mexico, and it is one of 6 species of storm petrel that live and feed in the rich California Current system. Both its common and scientific names come from its coloration; one authority has suggested naming it Coues's Storm Petrel after the man that described the species, Elliott Coues. Description...

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