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Gray whale carcass

Carlsbad, CA | 2019-May-15

Initial Notification: The NMFS Stranding Coordinator for CA contacted the NOAA SSC to report a 25-30’ Gray whale carcass that had come ashore near Carlsbad, CA on 15-MAY-2019. No field necropsy is anticipated, so the carcass may be towed offshore on/about 16-MAY. 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): 33° 9.29′ North
Longitude (approximate): 117° 21.10′ West