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Gray whale carcass; Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach, CA | 2024-Jan-30

Initial Notification: On 30-JAN-2024, the NMFS Stranding Coordinator in CA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 35-foot-long gray whale carcass on Solano Beach, CA. The carcass will likely be towed offshore within 24 hours before high winds move into the area. 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): 32° 59.42′ North
Longitude (approximate): 117° 16.65′ West