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A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

No Way To Determine Cause Of Death For Whale That Washed Up In Sonoma County

The carcass of a 28-foot juvenile gray whale is too decomposed to determine why it became stranded Sunday on Portuguese Beach on the Sonoma Coast, the Marine Mammal Center’s head veterinarian said Tuesday morning.

05/26/2015

A dead whale on a Sonoma County beach. (Courtesy: California Parks Department)

Dead Gray Whale Washes Onto Sonoma County Beach; 7th This Year

Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.

05/24/2015

Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and the Academy of Sciences will perform a necropsy on a sperm whale that washed ashore a Pacifica beach on April 14 2015. (Edgar Teran)

2 Whales That Turned Up Dead On Pacifica Beaches To Be Buried

Two whales that turned up dead on a Pacifica beach in recent weeks will be buried there at the request of the city, according to police.

05/18/2015

Sheila Semans of the NOYO Center for Marine Science provided this picture of a killer whale that died on a beach north of Fort Bragg. (Courtesy: Sheila Semans)

Killer Whale Beaches Itself, Dies North Of Fort Bragg

Researchers flocked to the Mendocino coast after a killer whale beached itself and died, giving scientists the chance to study the rare occurrence.

04/21/2015

A 65-foot commercial fishing vessel lays on its side in the surf zone at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Pamela J. Manns)

Boat Runs Aground, Capsizes Near Half Moon Bay

Although no one aboard a fishing vessel that ran aground off the San Mateo County coast early Tuesday morning was injured, the U.S. Coast Guard is keeping a close eye on the boat to ensure it doesn’t leak fuel and pollute the waters.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/04/2011