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A dead whale floating under an Alameda dock on August 26, 2015. (CBS SF)

Whale Found Dead In Oakland Estuary Was Struck By Ship

Scientists say a dead whale found floating in the Oakland Estuary was struck by a ship.

08/28/2015

A dead whale floating under an Alameda dock on August 26, 2015. (CBS SF)

Dead Whale Found Lodged In Alameda Dock

A dead whale became lodged in a dock in Alameda Wednesday morning, but it was unclear how the whale died.

08/26/2015

A young humpback whale carcass is washed ashore at Sunset Beach in Monterey, March 6, 2015. (CBS)

Investigation Into Deaths Of 30 Whales Along Alaska’s Shores Intensifies

A federal agency announced plans Thursday for a more intense investigation into what caused the deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska since May.

08/23/2015

Tom Mattusch provided this picture of a dead Humpback Whale floating off the Pacifica Coast. (8/3/15)

Boaters Warned After Dead Whale Found Floating Close To Shipping Lanes Near Pacifica

Boaters were being warned to watch out for a large dead whale found floating off the Pacifica Coast near shipping channels.

08/03/2015

A dead humpback whale washed onto a beach in Pacifica. (CBS)

Scientists Find Evidence Dead Humpback Whale On Pacifica Beach Was Hit By Passing Ship

Scientists who examined a dead humpback whale found on a Pacifica beach Sunday morning have found evidence the whale was hit by a passing ship, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

08/03/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Onto Pacifica Beach

A dead Humpback whale washed onto the shore on a beach in Pacifica Sunday, according to dispatchers.

08/02/2015

A whale spotted off the Pacifica Pier. (Fototaker)

Is It Just Me Or Are Whales Easier To Spot Of The California Coast This Year?

My friend and photo Fototaker Tony really out did himself! A couple of days ago, he strolled to the Pacifica Pier and it was Christmas in July! Checkout the photo he sent me.

07/16/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Whale Migration Record Broken By Female Of Species Recently Thought To Be Extinct

The whale migration record has been broken this year by a female western gray whale. The previous record, held by a humpback whale at 10,000 miles, was broken by 9-year-old, Vavara who traveled 14,000 miles going from Russia to Mexico and back again.

06/15/2015

(Point Reyes National Seashore)

Rotted Whale Carcass Washes Ashore On Point Reyes Beach

A dead whale washed up on a Point Reyes National Seashore beach this week is the latest of many reported in Northern California this spring, but experts said Wednesday that the influx is probably caused more by strong winds and a large whale population in the area than by any increase in mortality.

05/27/2015

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

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