The rare Pelagic red crabs, which have an anatomy similar to small lobsters and have large, black eyes, have washed up in the thousands in Orange County, creating a rather oceanic odor.
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.
It’s been a busy year for lifeguards at Zuma, Point Dume and other local beaches.
A massive patch of garbage floating in the ocean between California and Hawaii continues to grow and have an adverse impact on the ecosystem, researchers announced Friday.
KCAL9’s Kevin Takumi reports Los Angeles County lifeguards swam the group out to a boat after they were unable to return to a safe path as the tide came in.
Two men are being called heroes after rescuing a teenager from treacherous surf off the Palos Verdes coast over the weekend.
A high surf advisory was in effect Tuesday for many Southland beaches, the National Weather Service said.
A pilot and a passenger were rescued after a small plane crashed in the ocean near Catalina Island Saturday.
A Long Beach whale watch captain is calling 2013 a banner year for visitors from the deep.
There was no flooding reported Thursday as extremely high tides threatened beachfront properties.
Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.
A man died Saturday morning while trying to save a teen boy swept by a wave into the ocean.
Volunteers were on the beaches in Santa Monica and Playa del Rey Thursday as part of a cleanup effort following Wednesday’s storm.
A 27-year-old man was arrested Friday after allegedly trying to lure a 6-year-old boy out of the water at Seal Beach.
An Orange County boater had the experience of a lifetime after a friendly sea lion pup climbed aboard his vessel off the Newport Beach coast.