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High Surf Advisory Issued Through Wednesday

A high surf advisory was in effect Tuesday for many Southland beaches, the National Weather Service said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/21/2014

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2 Rescued From Water After Small Plane Crashes In Ocean Near Catalina

A pilot and a passenger were rescued after a small plane crashed in the ocean near Catalina Island Saturday.

01/04/2014

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Long Beach Captain Calls 2013 Banner Year For Marine Life

A Long Beach whale watch captain is calling 2013 a banner year for visitors from the deep.

01/02/2014

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No Flooding Reported Along The Coast After King Tide Event

There was no flooding reported Thursday as extremely high tides threatened beachfront properties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

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.

12/26/2013

A man drowned near the Cabrillo Beach Pier after saving a boy's life. (credit: Art Barron/CBS2)

Man Dies While Trying To Save Boy Swept Into Ocean

A man died Saturday morning while trying to save a teen boy swept by a wave into the ocean.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/30/2013

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Cleanup Effort Underway After Rains Push Trash, Runoff To Beaches

Volunteers were on the beaches in Santa Monica and Playa del Rey Thursday as part of a cleanup effort following Wednesday’s storm.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Kidnap 6-Year-Old Boy From Ocean At OC Beach

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

J.R. Gilkinson poses for a picture with his new friend, a baby sea lion. off the coast of Newport Beach. (credit: J.R. Gilkinson/ YouTube)

Baby Sea Lion Snuggles Up To Sailor Off Newport Beach Coast

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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Skimboarder Comes To The Rescue After Baby Falls Into Ocean

A Mentone man came to the rescue when a wave forced a baby girl out of her mother’s arms and into the ocean in Laguna Beach last weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2013

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Electronic Sound Decibel Reader To Target Loud Mufflers, Motorcycles

A campaign to warn Long Beach motorcycle riders that their bikes are too noisy was set to debut Thursday.

05/23/2013

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Great White Sharks Get Endangered Species Protections…For Now

The most feared predator in the ocean received new protections today when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2013

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Beachgoers Warned To Stay Away From Storm Drains, Creeks, Rivers

Los Angeles County health officials warned beachgoers Wednesday to be careful when they swim, surf or play in the ocean around discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers until Saturday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2012

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Crews Call Off Search For Missing Swimmer At Dana Point

The Harbor Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard have called off their search for a 34-year-old Rowland Heights man who went missing in the ocean Sunday evening.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/03/2012

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High Bacteria Levels Prompt Warning Signs At OC Beach

Lifeguards are warning beach-goers in Orange County to stay out of the water along one stretch of shoreline this Labor Day weekend.

08/31/2012

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