Lifeguards clear the waters off San Clemente after spotting 25 sharks — likely great whites — near the shore – LA Times

A sheriff’s helicopter observed more than two dozen sharks between Cotton’s Point and Capistrano Beach. Some of the sharks came within 25 yards of the beach and measured as long as 10 feet long. Experts say the great white shark population is increasing due to better ocean water quality and higher water temperatures. Source: Lifeguards […]
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Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile (half a kilometer) of road and changing the Big Sur coastline immediately below. The state already had closed that part of Highway 1 to repair buckled pavement and remove debris after an earlier […]
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Could a surf museum be part of a $200 million renovation of Dana Point Harbor? – Orange County Register

A surf museum near the water is among the features included in one developer’s proposal for a $200 million renovation planned to breathe life back into the 44-year-old Dana Point Harbor. The Surfing Heritage Foundation has been struggling for years to find a home. Source: Could a surf museum be part of a $200 million […]
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Seattle seawall’s novel fish features are a potential model for the world | UW Today

The first segment of the new seawall along Seattle’s Elliott Bay is nearly complete, stretching north from the Colman Dock to the Seattle Aquarium. The new seawall includes habitat features that protect and encourage young salmon to migrate along the shore, while still allowing for normal waterfront commerce and activity. Source: Seattle seawall’s novel fish […]
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Surfers think twice as more great white sharks swim near Orange County shores – Orange County Register

Some surfers argue that sharks have always been out there. And they say news of a recent near-fatal shark attack near San Onofre, and video showing about 15 sharks spanning from San Onofre to Doheny state beaches isn’t enough to keep them from paddling out. Source: Surfers think twice as more great white sharks swim […]
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Children’s Pool beach reopens as legal battle over seals continues – The San Diego Union-Tribune

After years of litigation, a citizen’s group scored a legal victory in 2015 when a judge ruled that closing the beach during much of winter and spring violates state and federal laws. The city, with the support of animal-rights activists, appealed the ruling and the appellate court has allowed the annual pupping-season beach closure to […]
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