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Lifeguards On Pace For Record Number Of Rescues At Malibu Beaches

It’s been a busy year for lifeguards at Zuma, Point Dume and other local beaches.

10/10/2014

Two Algalita Marine Research and Education crew members attach a tracking buoy to a large piece of net drifting in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy Algalita.org)

Researcher Compares Garbage Patch In Pacific Ocean To Floating ‘Landfill’

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.

08/15/2014

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4 Rescued From Rancho Palos Verdes Jetty As Lifeguards Order People To Stay Away From Area

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2014

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VIDEO: 2 Men Rescue Teen From Treacherous Surf Off Rancho Palos Verdes

Two men are being called heroes after rescuing a teenager from treacherous surf off the Palos Verdes coast over the weekend.

07/07/2014

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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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