Six endurance swimmers attempting a relay route today from the seaward Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge are nearly halfway there, according to an online GPS tracker at 12:45 p.m.
South End Rowing Club members Vito Bialla, Darrin Connolly, Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Joe Locke and John Mathews, all Marin County residents, left in a boat at 6:30 this morning after spending the night docked at the Farallons. Read More
It’s a frigid and turbulent 30-mile swim from the lonely seaward Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge, in waters that are seasonally infested with great white sharks.
Oh, and wetsuits are for weaklings. Read More
A pack of hungry killer whales is combing the waters near the Golden Gate Bridge in search of food — and there is speculation they might even be eating larger whales.
A pod of 14 orcas was spotted halfway between the bridge and the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary by a whale-watching tour that left Pier 39 about 8 a.m. Wednesday. The appearance of the killer whales near the Bay — described as rare by some marine experts — raised questions about what they were doing there. Read More