Here's what we know about a dead whale that washed up on Emma Wood State Beach.
Warming ocean waters are an invitation to all sorts of pathogens with the potential to remake ocean life.
Rare hoodwinker sunfish, never before seen in Northern Hemisphere, washes up at Coal Oil Point Reserve
Veterinarians in California use tilapia skin to treat burns on bears injured during wildfires.
Driven by fierce Santa Ana winds, four intense fires near Los Angeles grew to engulf more than 115,000 acres Thursday, and officials say residents should be prepared for even more strong winds through Friday.
Multiple fires are burning in Southern California, claiming hundreds of structures and thousands of acres and closing many freeways and local roadways, according to state fire officials.
In other parts of the West, evacuation orders were lifted in Colorado and Montana towns threatened by wildfires
The likely culprit is a toxic algal bloom, fueled by warmer ocean temperatures.