Researchers from California State University Long Beach are set to monitor the state’s kelp forests for radioactive contamination resulting from the meltdown of Fukushima’s nuclear power plant in Japan.
California marine scientists are collecting samples from sea mammals around the state in an effort to create a map of toxic hot spots.
Stories about the young, thin and carefree starving themselves in California are not unusual. But this isn’t a story about Hollywood starlets. It’s a story about a different kind of wildlife: Pelicans.
Fishermen who had escaped to sea before the tsunami hit this struggling coastal town landed small loads of crab on Saturday, while crews surveyed damage and a family combed the beach for any sign of a man who was swept away a day ago as he photographed the waves.