Latest Pier 39 Stories

2010-01-11 06:35:00

Thousands of San Francisco's famous sea lions are now calling the Oregon Coast home after their mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's famous Pier 39. Marine experts now believe the sea mammals headed 500 miles north to the Sea Lion Caves near Florence, beginning in October, about the same time San Francisco's population began to dwindle. The California sea lions appear to have made the trip for a cooler climate and the abundance of anchovies at the Oregon site. Bob Emmett, a fisheries...

2009-12-30 12:40:00

San Francisco Bay's now famous herd of sea lions has mysteriously begun vanishing as quickly and inexplicably as they appeared, leaving behind throngs of disappointed tourists and puzzled marine biologists, according to a recent Associated Press report. A mere month ago, a record 1,500 of the massive marine hunters were making their abode on the Bay City's famous Pier 39.  Yet just days after the Thanksgiving holiday, the bustling troop of 800-pound behemoths began leaving en masse....

2009-09-29 09:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Entering its seventh year, the 2010 San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will be bigger and better than ever as the event expands to encompass five days of ocean-inspired films on February 3-7, 2010. Co-sponsored by Aquarium of the Bay and The Bay Institute, the festival is also moving to a new venue: J'LaChic THEATRE 39 at PIER 39. The PIER 39 venue is adjacent to Aquarium of the Bay, where the VIP opening reception and several breakout sessions...

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