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Gray whale carcass; Pebble Beach, CA

Pebble Beach, CA | 2021-Apr-12

Initial Notification: In the evening of 12-APR-2021, NMFS Stranding Coordinator in CA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a beached 30’ gray whale in the vicinity of the Pebble Beach, CA. The carcass is likely to be towed offshore late on 13-APR or early on 14-APR-2021. 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
Products of concern:Whale carcass
Latitude (approximate): 36° 33.73′ North
Longitude (approximate): 121° 56.57′ West