PACIFICA (CBS SF) — A dead Humpback whale washed onto the shore on a beach in Pacifica Sunday, according to dispatchers.

The large, deceased whale was found sometime Sunday morning in the surf in the 400 block of Esplanade Drive on a stretch of beach referred to as Pacific Manor Beach.

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Further details about the whale and its cause of death were not immediately available.

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Personnel from California Academy of Sciences and the Marine Mammal Center will keep an eye on the carcass and the tides to determine whether they can safely perform a necropsy.

Numerous dead whales have washed onto California’s beaches this year.

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