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USS Conestoga at San Diego, California, January 1921. (Courtesy Naval Historical Center)

Discovery of sunken ship off SF coast squashes 95-year-old mystery

A naval ship that went missing nearly 95 years ago after departing…

 

A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

WASHINGTON — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall…

 

This combo of images shows the three-month temperature, left, and precipitation forecasts for the U.S. Forecasters say this winter El Nino is about to leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. (NOAA via AP)

NOAA: Thanks to El Nino, the US looks pretty wet this winter

WASHINGTON — El Nino this winter will leave a big wet but…

 

In this undated handout photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, samples of sea water containing a brownish toxic algae sit in labeled jars aboard a research vessel off the Washington Coast.  (NOAA Fisheries via AP)

Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE — A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast…

In this undated handout photo provided by NOAA Fisheries, samples of sea water containing a brownish toxic algae sit in labeled jars aboard a research vessel off the Washington Coast.  (NOAA Fisheries via AP)
Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center prepare to perform a necropsy on an adult bottlenose dolphin that was reported stranded at Ocean Beach on July 6, 2015. Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Center.

Scientists studying rare dolphin carcass found at Ocean Beach

Bay Area scientists on Tuesday were trying to determine whether a dead…

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center prepare to perform a necropsy on an adult bottlenose dolphin that was reported stranded at Ocean Beach on July 6, 2015. Photo courtesy Marine Mammal Center.
The Tiburon Salmon Institute is no longer in danger of losing their location where the organization has operated since 1973. Brooke Halsey, executive director of the Tiburon Salmon Institute, moves a swim ladder across the deck of a Salmon pen that at one time was floating in the bay and filled with Salmon. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner June 2015 file photo)

Tiburon Salmon Institute, SFSU negotiating long-term lease to continue operating in Marin

It appears a Marin County salmon institute that was nearly forced off…

The Tiburon Salmon Institute is no longer in danger of losing their location where the organization has operated since 1973. Brooke Halsey, executive director of the Tiburon Salmon Institute, moves a swim ladder across the deck of a Salmon pen that at one time was floating in the bay and filled with Salmon. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner June 2015 file photo)
The Tiburon Salmon Institute is in danger of losing their location where the organization has operated since 1973. Brooke Halsey, executive director of the Tiburon Salmon Institute, moves a swim ladder across the deck of a Salmon pen that at one time was floating in the bay and filled with Salmon. (S.F. Examiner/Mike Koozmin)

Longtime salmon institute told to leave SFSU property in Marin

Advocates of a 42-year-old Marin County salmon institute are hoping an online…

The Tiburon Salmon Institute is in danger of losing their location where the organization has operated since 1973. Brooke Halsey, executive director of the Tiburon Salmon Institute, moves a swim ladder across the deck of a Salmon pen that at one time was floating in the bay and filled with Salmon. (S.F. Examiner/Mike Koozmin)
Gary Fabian/NOAAMultibeam sonar image at San Francisco's Golden Gate highlighting the shipwrecks City of Rio de Janeiro

Images released of S.S. City of Rio de Janeiro that sunk at Golden Gate

Three-dimensional sonar images and maps of a shipwreck near the Golden Gate…

Gary Fabian/NOAAMultibeam sonar image at San Francisco's Golden Gate highlighting the shipwrecks City of Rio de Janeiro
AP photo/NOAAIn this photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near SF

GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Federal researchers are exploring…

AP photo/NOAAIn this photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Public asked to give seabirds space

Coastal visitors in the Bay Area are urged to avoid disturbing seabirds…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJan Roletto examines Rodeo Beach for the Beach Watch program.

Beach Watch volunteers gather crucial info about Bay Area shorelines, and even oil spills

Rodeo Beach was nearly deserted when Jan Roletto strode out onto the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJan Roletto examines Rodeo Beach for the Beach Watch program.
Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via APPreparation: A new system to detect storm patterns in Northern California will help determine areas that are at risk of flooding.

Storm trackers aim to help mitigate weather risks

Scientists can predict storms such as the one that struck the Bay…

Randy Pench/The Sacramento Bee via APPreparation: A new system to detect storm patterns in Northern California will help determine areas that are at risk of flooding.