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."
Santa Barbara Looks To Sea For Water In DroughtWith California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.
Man Swept To Sea During Baptism Ceremony In Santa Barbara County A man was missing Monday after he and two others were swept out to sea during a baptism ceremony near Santa Barbara.
Feds Declare 'Unusual Mortality Event' After Sea Lion Deaths Off SoCal BeachesFederal officials are declaring an "unusual mortality event" after hundreds of California sea lion pups have become stranded in Southern California
Wildlife Activists Blame Natural Spill For Influx Of Oil-Coated BirdsDozens of oiled seabirds have been found beached and covered in oil along the Santa Barbara coast this month, animal rescue officials said Monday.
Local Couple Relate Travel Nightmare Of Being On Stranded Cruise ShipA Sherman Oaks couple is happy to be back on land Saturday after enduring eight days aboard a stranded cruise ship that didn’t have power or working toilets.
Heal The Bay Gives Local Kids Chance To Explore The OceanHundreds of young school children got an up close and personal tour of the ocean Wednesday as part of Heal the Bay's annual environmental literacy program.
Drink Ocean Water At Double The Cost? San Diego Might Water officials in San Diego County are one step closer to providing the public with drinking water from the ocean.
'Franklin' The 700-Pound Sea Lion Returns To OC Creek A 700-pound sea lion captured over the weekend was back up a creek on Monday.
Got Calamari? Jumbo Squid Make A Return To OC Beaches Giant squid, some weighing as much as 20 pounds, have been washing up on Orange County beaches the past few days delighting (or perhaps horrifying) locals.
Stranded Baby Sea Otter Finds New Home At Sea WorldA 5-month-old California sea otter pup rescued in Monterey has found a new home.
Koreatown Residents React To Tension OverseasNorth Korea shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto a populated South Korean island near their disputed western border Tuesday, military officials said, setting buildings on fire and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets.

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