And then there were none...Back in August, a group of more than 100 unruly sea lions swarmed the Hyde Street Pier, claimed it for themselves, and seriously pissed off nearby boat owners, fishermen, swimmers, and especially Port of San Francisco wharfinger Hedley Prince. (Here's our cover sto ... More >>
Andy WrightWayne Fenton and BreadstickAs documented in this week's SF Weekly cover story, Too Cute to Shoot, a former army tank commander named Wayne Fenton recently spent $400 and a whole lot of time and energy rescuing a one-eyed, starving sea lion named Breadstick. (Meanwhile, as th ... More >>
Robert LauristonGet ready to gulp. Seriously.People like oysters. And they like dolphins. They're not totally unrelated: Both are cold, wet, and both, though we've never tasted a dolphin (not knowingly, anyway), allegedly damn tasty. Tomorrow, McCormick & Kuleto's (Ghirardelli Square, 900 Nor ... More >>
The illicit love of Howard and SafaraLast night at the California Academy of Sciences, a group of spectators gathered around the African penguin exhibit squealed and cooed as twenty blackfoot penguins bopped around their rocky enclosure like so many wind-up toys. These parti ... More >>
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
We offer tips for returning lost whales to the ocean the next time they get lost in the delta
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
JAWS Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory
In search of recognition at the Argus Lounge
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Brosnan's narration can't mar Deep Blue's gorgeous ocean footage
Too many fishermen are still unaware of the dangers of consuming San Francisco Bay seafood
Cruel, vapid, and unfunny, this Shark bites
Open Water delivers more flaws than jaws
Set sail with the whales
S.F. goes artsy-fartsy
Yes, they're puppets made from tools, but the show's not for the whole family
Salty young dogs party on
Ring Master; Salt in the Wound; S.F.: 237, N.Y.: 1
Tale of the Whale; Night Crawler: A Cure for the Common Cold
Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony save the whale campaign
Followers of the late John Lilly, the guru of higher consciousness, are squabbling over his legacy
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
When the captain brought the journalist along on the whale hunt, the elders predicted trouble. The elders were right. The whale tried to kill them all.
Troubled Waters; HOT Topic; Clarification
Richmond New May Wah Supermarket
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is serving as cover for massive oil drilling that could wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Siberian Eskimos on the edge of the Earth and the brink of starvation saved their lives and their culture by reviving the lost tradition of whale hunting. Now they worry the gray whales are poisoned.
Fierce prey. Spiritual brother. Ecological bellwether. The majestic gray whale inspires awe, conflict, and troubling environmental questions from the icy seas of Russia to the warm lagoons of Baja.
'Tis the season for Cosmic Justice for Japanese whale eaters, and many, many S.F. politicos
Basil Thai Restaurant and Bar
Just when you thought it was safe to flag down the waiter, a storm brews over shark fin soup.
Seal Lion 10th Anniversary
To the Farallones
Performance artist Laurie Anderson puts a modern musical spin on a classic American novel