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Public Health Officials Warn Against Swimming, Surfing Near Storm Drains

Public health officials warned swimmers Tuesday against swimming in the ocean near storm drains, creeks and river after the recent rain storms.

07/21/2015

A worker cleans oil from the rocks and beach at Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, May 22, 2015. The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed to do the "right thing" to clear up the mess, even as reports emerged of past leaks involving its pipelines. Plains All American Pipeline made the pledge as it said nearly 8,000 gallons of oil had been scooped up, out of some 21,000 gallons believed to have flooded into the ocean near Santa Barbara, northwest of Los Angeles.    AFP PHOTO/ MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ruptured Oil Pipeline In Santa Barbara To Be Removed, Volunteers Requested To Help Clean Up

Authorities Tuesday will begin removing the pipeline that burst in Santa Barbara County and leaked thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean.

05/26/2015

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Santa Barbara DA’s Office Investigating ‘Potentially Criminal Statutes’ After Oil Spill

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday her office was investigating the large oil spill along the coast of Central California.

05/20/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want 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.”

05/12/2015

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Rare Washing Up Of Crustaceans In OC Indicative Of El Nino Conditions

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.

02/23/2015

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Volunteers In Palos Verdes Peninsula: Rebuild Kelp Forests And Marine Life Will Come

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.

11/19/2014

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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.

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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

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