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The body of another dead whale was found stranded in the San Francisco Bay area, officials confirmed on Tuesday, making it the tenth discovered since March 10.
The whale's body was spotted floating near Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica on Tuesday before running ashore, The Marine Mammal Center spokesperson Giancarlo Rulli told the San Francisco Chronicle.
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California Academy of Sciences inspectors were pictured alongside the animal's carcass performing a preliminary examination later in the day.
The ninth dead whale found in Northern California was reported on May 6 on Ocean Beach.
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The tide appeared to recede enough for an early look at the whale found on Tuesday, with inspectors pictured alongside the whale's body.
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A necropsy conducted on the whale found on May 6 by the Marine Mammal Center indicates it may have been struck by a ship.
This, unfortunately, is not uncommon; the center says three previous whales were struck by ships, while another four died from malnutrition.
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The cause of death of a whale found on April 30 at Limantour Beach has not been determined.
The center says biologists have spotted gray whales in...
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