Humpback Whale Entangled In Net Near Rancho Palos VerdesA humpback whale has been entangled in a net just off the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Lifeguards Make Over 400 Rescues In 1 Day As Rip Currents Hit LA BeachesStrong currents and rip tides along Southern California kept lifeguards busy over the weekend as large numbers of beach-goers took to the coast to escape the intense heat.
Labor Day Crowds Soak In Sun, Brave Large Waves At The WedgeThere were lighter crowds than expected at Southern California beaches Monday, but that didn't stop rip currents from keeping lifeguards busy this Labor Day.
Public Health Officials Warn Against Swimming, Surfing Near Storm DrainsPublic health officials warned swimmers Tuesday against swimming in the ocean near storm drains, creeks and river after the recent rain storms.
Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean UpAuthorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.
Santa Barbara DA's Office Investigating 'Potentially Criminal Statutes' After Oil SpillThe Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.
America's Top 5 Must-Visit AquariumsWant to explore the ocean's depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, "The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness."
Rare Washing Up Of Crustaceans In OC Indicative Of El Nino ConditionsThe 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.
Volunteers In Palos Verdes Peninsula: Rebuild Kelp Forests And Marine Life Will ComeKelp 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.
Lifeguards On Pace For Record Number Of Rescues At Malibu BeachesIt's been a busy year for lifeguards at Zuma, Point Dume and other local beaches.
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.
4 Rescued From Rancho Palos Verdes Jetty As Lifeguards Order People To Stay Away From AreaKCAL9'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.