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.
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.
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.
Another dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, the seventh in just six weeks.
A dead gray whale found on a Half Moon Bay beach Tuesday was towed out to sea Thursday morning, a day after crews finished burying two other whales on a Pacifica beach.
A dead gray whale that washed onto the shore in Half Moon Bay was spotted Tuesday. It was the sixth dead whale to wash onto Northern California beaches in the last five weeks.
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.
People strolling on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday report a rare treat, the site of two whales entering the Golden Gate.
The humpback was discovered on Pacifica’s Sharp Park Beach on Monday evening.
A whale carcass was found on a beach in Pacifica Tueday morning, making it the fifth dead whale to wash ashore a Northern California beach in three weeks.