The Becker #1 well, located on Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, first made history in the 1890’s when it was one of the first offshore wells drilled in the U.S. and is once again making history as one of the first of these vintage offshore wells to be permanently abandoned. The Becker well is notorious to local beach-goers as it has been the source of visible oil seepage for years.
This is the most extensive San Diego bay dredging project since the late 1940's.
Dredging will redistribute mud and sand from the bottom of Mission Bay. When dredging is complete, a massive eelgrass replacement will begin, one of the largest environmental efforts of this kind in the country.
Leaking oil well from the 1900’s getting a long-awaited new cap in Summerland. The capping has begun on the Summerland coast where the Becker well has been leaking for years. It’s a $1.5 million project.
Now there's hope for the reefs' recovery. But it could take years. On January 29, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) completed a $5.5 million conservation project to remove three . . .
In the summer of 1991, a 121 foot long Taiwanese long line fishing vessel, the HUI FENG #1, ran aground on an atoll in the middle of the Pacific. With a footprint of just 4.6 square miles . . .
What started in the summer of 1991 as an ill-conceived and ultimately futile attempt in seeking political asylum by Taiwanese fishermen, ended 22 years later in a pile of scrap bound . . .
The crew of Port of Long Beach-based Curtin Maritime Corp. returned Tuesday from a job in Palmyra Atoll where they collected wreckage from three ships onto a barge and brought . . .
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken an extraordinary conservation action to remove nearly one million pounds of shipwrecks to protect some of the most pristine coral reefs . . .
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is giving coral reefs a chance to survive by getting rid of shipwrecks. Take a look at what they found!