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California Researchers To Monitor State’s Kelp Forests For Fukushima Radioactive Contamination

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.

01/13/2014

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California Scientists Use Stricken Sea Mammal Samples To Create ‘Disease Map’ Of Coast

California marine scientists are collecting samples from sea mammals around the state in an effort to create a map of toxic hot spots.

01/05/2014

The pelicans are so lethargic, they will allow rescuers to hand feed them. (credit: CBS)

Why Are So Many Pelicans Up And Down The California Coast Starving?

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.

07/14/2012

People look at a boat that sunk from a tsunami surge in a harbor on March 11, 2011 in Santa Cruz, California. (credit: Kim White/Getty Images

Calif., Ore. Sustained Most US Damage From Tsunami

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.

03/12/2011