A statewide initiative to protect sick and stranded sea lions along the coast has become one local woman’s personal crusade.
A record number of sick sea lion pups have been found stranded on the beaches of Southern California, with an unprecedented 1,200 washing up in 2015 so far alone.
Kelp in the Palos Verdes Peninsula, one of the most important kelp forest regions on the West Coast, have been hit hard. Kelp forests there have suffered a 76 percent decline over the past century.
A curious type of jellyfish has been washing up all over the California coastline, from San Francisco to South Bay.
The sharks are not looking for human prey. But pray tell, why so many?
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.