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Gray whale carcass; Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

Pacifica, CA 94044, USA | 2019-Apr-16

Initial Notification: In the evening of 16-APR-2019, NMFS Stranding Network staff contacted their NOAA SSC regarding a gray whale carcass that had washed ashore near Pacifica, CA. A field necropsy is scheduled for 17-APR-2019, after which the carcass would be towed offshore. 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
Tags:Marine Mammal
Products of concern:Whale
Latitude (approximate): 37° 38.93′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 29.67′ West