California and Washington should bar prospectors from state waters.
Marin County beaches continued to receive high marks for their water quality with only Stinson Beach receiving a failing grade during wet weather.
In Half Moon Bay, a volunteer fishing group released 720,000 salmon smolts from pens last week at Pillar Point Harbor, bringing the number of salmon they have released to 4.7 million in the past nine years.
Newport Beach, California, was cleaning up Saturday after flooding caused by coastal tides and high surf covered beaches and roads with water.
Capistrano Beach Park can't catch a break. Holiday weekend high tides and surf hastened the destruction of remaining infrastructure.
July 6, 2020 – California Sea Grant is pleased to announce six new research projects aimed at restoring California’s kelp forests.
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) developed provisions set forth in the Bay Plan environmental justice and social equity policies. BCDC held a webinar to explain how these policies will be implemented o the BCDC Permitting System.
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A team of researchers from UC San Diego is looking into whether the coronavirus can spread through the air for miles on out.
Foster City’s landmark levee improvement project is roughly three years behind schedule and nearly $20 million over budget, officials announced Monday. Voters approved a $90 million general obligation bond for the project in 2018, and construction was supposed to be complete by December of this year.
NOAA Fisheries announces formation of a Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) joint workgroup assessing the impacts of Council-area salmon fisheries on Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast.
"Behind the aloha vibe was the other vibe — a locals-only, whites-only vibe,” said Sharon Schaffer, the first African American female pro in the U.S.
When I speak to people about the Point Reyes National Seashore, the first things they imagine are Douglas firs with glistening lichen hanging from their branches, the sound of the ocean crashing, the howls of the elephant seals and the caws of hawks.
One early summer morning in 2018, Jon Holcomb steered his fishing boat out of Noyo Harbor, just south of Fort Bragg, and headed toward Caspar Point, a jagged promontory along the rocky Mendocino coast. There, he anchored in about 20 feet of water. Yards away, waves roared.
They begin showing up at 6am to board fishing charter boats, followed by the next wave of people embarking on whale watching tours, then breakfast diners followed throughout the day by window shoppers, sightseers and more diners who stream through until the wharf closes at midnight.
But group praises former Bumble Bee exec's innovation and commitment to tuna sustainability.
The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, is allowing the public to experience the reserve through expanded online programs to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since their reintroduction to the Pacific coast in the 1970s, the sea otters’ rapid recovery and voracious appetite for tasty shellfish such as sea urchins, clams and crabs has brought them into conflict with coastal communities and fishers, who rely on the same valuable fisheries for food and income.
Water pollution from Tijuana sewage runoff has once again shuttered the Imperial Beach shoreline.
Encroachments, which extended as much as 80 feet onto the beach, will be returned to their natural state.
The Trump administration is preparing to try to open the door once again to oil and gas drilling off Florida's coast, but will wait until after the November election to avoid blowback in the swing state.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed “The Ink Well” because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police.
I’m betting that most visitors to the newest stretch of the Bay Trail won’t pause to contemplate the structural engineering. They’ll be basking in the views or relishing the easy link between communities along the East Bay shore.
UPDATE: Tracy Spahr – Public & Media Relations Principal, Marketing & Communications for the Port, responded: “The Port reviewed a variety of sands and selected a sand of a quality, color and texture that closely matches the current sand at Kellogg Beach. The sand will be coming from East County Sand, LLC based in Lakeside, CA. The Port also received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a water quality certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board for this project.
Coastal Commission will consider ratifying the agreement on June 11.
CIMEAS supports ongoing collaboration between UC Santa Cruz and the National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Lawsuit by Environmental Groups Sought Action on Use of Toxic Dispersant Chemicals
Grey whales, orcas, humpbacks, white sharks and bluefin tuna call the area home.
Settlement clears way to open up clogged, stagnant waterway