Whale Carcass Towed Out To Sea
A Second whale carcass has landed along the California coast in less than a week. A mammoth whale carcass was seen floating Wednesday afternoon near Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. “We are definitely keeping an eye on it,” said Sarah van Schagen, a spokeswoman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. Once the whale washes ashore, a group of researchers will assess the situation and determine an appropriate response, she said. A necropsy will probably be performed on the beach because the whale is too large to transport. Earlier this week, a dead 50-foot fin whale washed ashore below the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant in San Diego. More