Inquiring mindsMarine rescuers are attempting to save the lives of two young sea lions who were found on San Francisco's Pier 39 with wires draped around their necks -- which could easily kill them. The wired mammals first came to the attention of rescuers after tourists spotted the two sea anima ... More >>
Stoke ReportEither way, it's a shameScientists analyzing the dead whale that washed up on Ocean Beach yesterday were unable to determine exactly what manner of whale it was. They did narrow it down to two species, however -- both of which are endangered. Jan Roletto, the research coordinator at t ... More >>
Annie Schmidt/PRBO Conservation ScienceMaybe this was a boating accident...A young humpback whale sighted off the Farallones Sunday may have been struck by a boat and left to die, scientists fear. The 25-foot whale was spotted by biologist Jaime Jahncke, a researcher at PRBO. Scientists afloat fo ... 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 >>
The adoring public may have a problem with what San Francisco has in store for its troublesome invaders, the sea lions.
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 >>
MoeLyn PhotosEnvironmentalists came first for my bottled water. And I didn't speak up because I drank Hetch Hetchy springwater on tap. And then they came for my garbage cans, requiring me to separate out recyclables from trash. I didn't speak up, because, well, I thought I could manage. An ... More >>
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
S.F. goes artsy-fartsy
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.
Seal Lion 10th Anniversary