Unlike their human counterparts in California, Monarch butterflies are actually benefitting from the longstanding drought – more specifically, they're thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed which homeowners are planting to replace more thirsty lawns.
Coast redwoods will be shifted northward into southern Oregon, if temperatures continue to warm and current rainfall amounts remain constant. This will be a significant habitat change, compared to that which they have experienced for the last several decades.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
Having successfully restored kelp forests to the Pacific Ocean off Laguna Beach, Calif., marine biologist Nancy Caruso is now fundraising for a restoration project of the iconic abalone, to try to bring back the West Coast's "lobster."
A rare albino Risso's calf was recently spotted swimming with its mother in Monterey Bay, Calif.
A film project in northern California that intended to prove or disprove the existence of Bigfoot has snagged rare footage of what is said to be the rare Humboldt marten, which was considered for Endangered Species Act coverage last spring.
An alarming number of Guadalupe fur seals have died after stranding themselves along California's coast. As a result, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared an "Unusual Mortality Event" and is investigating why the marine animals are traveling so far from their natural habitats.
Every year, monarch butterflies migrate south or west to escape cold northern climates. To better understand this annual migration, reseachers from Washington State University have been breeding and releasing butterflies that are labeled with identification stickers.
Widespread drought and wildfires are threatening historic groves of Giant Sequoias in California. Since more extreme droughts are expected in the future, a recent study examined areas that need the most attention to prevent tree loss.
After tagging over 500 bluefin tuna, researchers have determined that the internal temperature of Bluefin Tuna can be used to indentify where the fish feed and how impact ocean temperatures impact them. This discovery will help conservationists better protect the threatened species.
North Carolina, where seals were rarely seen years ago, now has a colony or two. New England and California seal colonies are both up in number.
After facing several lawsuits, the US Navy has finally agreed to limit its use of sonar training devices that has harmed thousands of marine animals in the Pacific, specifically off the coast of Hawaii and Southern California.
More and larger fish have resulted just outside preserved areas on the California coast near Santa Barbara, according to data from monitoring the area for more than 10 years.