Whale

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

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

A dead gray whale is towed out to sea off of Half Moon Bay, May 21, 2015. (City of Half Moon Bay)

Latest Dead Whale Found On Bay Area Shores Towed Out To Sea

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.

05/21/2015

A dead gray whale on a beach in Half Moon Bay. (CBS)

6th Dead Whale Washes Onto Bay Area Shores In 5-Week Period

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.

05/19/2015

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

The fluke of a gray whale is seen at Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico. (CBS)

Whales Seen Spouting In San Francisco Bay Near Crissy Field

People strolling on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday report a rare treat, the site of two whales entering the Golden Gate.

05/13/2015

A dead whale washes ashore on Pacifica beach, May 5, 2015. (CBS)

Dead Humpback Whale That Washed Ashore On A Pacifica Beach Likely Struck By Ship

The humpback was discovered on Pacifica’s Sharp Park Beach on Monday evening.

05/06/2015

A dead whale washes ashore on Pacifica beach, May 5, 2015. (CBS)

Fifth Dead Whale In 3 Weeks Washes Ashore NorCal Beach

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.

05/05/2015

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