SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A dead humpback whale washed ashore in San Francisco Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The National Park Service said the whale washed onto Baker Beach, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.READ MORE: San Jose Stoners Find Ways To Celebrate 4/20, Pandemic-Style
The Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center said its scientists and partners performed a necropsy on the juvenile female humpback carcass, which was severely decomposed.READ MORE: Hope, Skepticism: Oaklanders Share Of Feelings About Guilty Verdict In George Floyd Murder Trial
Additional details of why the whale washed ashore were not immediately available pending a final necropsy report, the Marine Mammal Center said.MORE NEWS: Plan To Let CA Politicians See Names On Recall Petitions Won't Move Forward
Beachgoers were urged to keep a safe distance from the whale carcass to comply with ongoing shelter-in-place orders.