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Whale carcass

Carpinteria, CA | 2020-May-15

Initial Notification: Early afternoon on 15-MAY-2020, NMFS Stranding Coordinator in CA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 35 foot long whale carcass on the beach at Carpinteria, CA. It is expected that the carcass may be towed offshore tomorrow (16-MAY) and released in the mid-afternoon. NMFS requested a carcass drift estimate to aid in determining how far offshore to tow the carcass so it does not re-beach in the upcoming days.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Other
Latitude (approximate): 34° 23.64′ North
Longitude (approximate): 119° 31.60′ West