One more dead whale has washed up on a Bay Area beach, which is the seventh time this happened in 2015.
The gray whale carcass turned up on Portuguese beach in Sonoma County. It’s only about 28 feet long—not yet fully grown, and no one knows how it died.
May is the end of the gray whale migration period as they move north from breeding grounds near Mexico.
May is the end of migration period of gray whale as they move north from breeding areas near Mexico. The whale that washed up on shore was discovered on Tuesday while it has been confirmed by Half Moon Bay State Beach Park officials that the whale washed ashore near Kelly Beach that lies between Poplar and St Francis.
The gray whale is believed to be nearly 30-feet long.
This was the sixth dead whale that washed ashore on the Northern California Beaches in the last five weeks. It has been decided to bury the dead bodies of the two whales by Officials in Pacifica because of constant complaints over the smell.
There were other similar cases in the past as mentioned earlier. Some of them include the one that happened in May 4th, where a whale was discovered in Pacifica not far from a dead 48 foot sperm whale which washed ashore on 14th April, or the one that happened 24th April where carcasses of two gray whales were washed up on a Santa Cruz County Beach.
There was no word on the cause of the latest whale’s death in Half Moon Bay.