What began as a bird abatement program turned into an attraction From a guestroom balcony at Terranea Resort, a young family gets an up-close look at one of nature’s most spectacular flyers. A Peregrine Falcon skirts the tops of palm fronds that surround the resort’s swimming pool and comes to rest on a nearby railing. […]
The call came in shortly before 10 a.m. on Jan. 4. “Orcas, orcas! We’ve got orcas!” the whale census counter at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center yelled into the phone. “And there’s a gray whale coming in too and it looks like they are on a collision path!”
It’s a statue, it’s a fake bird, no wait, is that a real bird? This is the series of thoughts that ran through my mind the first time I saw a stout, squat, perfectly still bird sitting on the Redondo Pier. This bird didn’t move an inch, even when I was standing less than a […]
Shark attack suspected in Redondo Beach. Read about the Redondo Beach shark attack.
A six-foot dolphin with its rib cage exposed and its entrails missing washed up on the beach at the Redondo Breakwall on Thursday. The dead dolphin was spotted by Breakwall surfer Chris Wells about 3 p.m. and photographed about an hour later by surf photographer Brad Jacobson. View the Shark Attack PHOTOS. “It’s a predation […]
Hundreds of thousands of sardines swam into King Harbor early Tuesday morning and died. Boaters awoke to see a carpet of silver sardines surrounding their boats and covering the channels. “I heard what sounded like rain about 4 a.m. I looked out and saw thousands of sardines flopping against my boat,” said Lisa Burke, who […]
Hundreds of thousands of sardines swam into Redondo’s King Harbor and were found dead early Tuesday morning. Preliminary reports indicate the fish died due to a lack of oxygen in the water. What do you think happened? Share your opinion in the comments.
In honor of the New Year and trying new things, Wild Things is stepping out of the ocean wildlife comfort zone to examine a fascinating land-dwelling, sand-loving critter called the California legless lizard. A major challenge facing legless lizards is being mistaken for a snake. So it’s time to set the record straight and raise the public profile of legless lizards with some positive PR.
Blue Whales, the largest animals to ever live on Earth. Photos by Carolyn Kraft, Alex Smith, Bill Frishette and John Miller.
A predator turns prey in the wee hours off the California coast With two long antennae leading the way, beady-eyed creatures crawl out of shared dens and crevices along the ocean floor in search of prey. Their antennae constantly shift to sense the surroundings, with 10 legs at the ready to chase down their victims. […]
Blue Wonder: more blue whale photos. You may also like our blue whale video.
Richard Attenburough on blue whales: “Tarzan” Smith and Mike Vaughan whale whispering: An SUP expedition:
Blue wonder – Local biologists, whale watchers, paddlers and boaters are experiencing a rare up-close look at the world’s largest animal
Craig Stanton was sitting on the deck of his condo overlooking King Harbor in Redondo Beach a little more than two weeks ago when something in the ocean caught his eye. A white plume rose from the blue water not far from the harbor’s entrance. Stanton, a 100-ton captain and longtime harbor hand, was puzzled. […]
What on earth is that? This is a common exclamation upon meeting an ocean sunfish, the craziest looking fish inhabiting the same ocean layers humans frequent.