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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

A dead whale on a Pacifica beach was vandalized with graffiti, and some of the blubber was set on fire. (CBS)

Dead Whale Spray Painted With Graffiti, Blubber Set On Fire On Pacifica Beach

Graffiti bearing the name of a Bay Area motorcycle gang was found on a dead whale rotting on a Pacifica beach Monday.

04/21/2015

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 California humpback whale breaches the surface of the water. (NOAA)

Federal Move To Take Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

The federal government is proposing removing most of the world’s humpback whale population from the endangered species list.

04/20/2015

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