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Massive dead gray whale found in Half Moon Bay

Massive dead gray whale found in Half Moon Bay

Another dead whale carcass washed up along the Northern California coastline this week. The massive gray whale is believed to have come ashore Monday along an area of beach in Half Moon Bay. Scientists planned to examine the 40-foot whale Wednesday, KNTV reported. The latest whale is one of at least four dead ones that have washed up along beaches in Northern California in recent weeks, said Laura Sherr, spokeswoman of the Marine Mammal Center. The center responds to an average of five whales strandings each year. The recent whale strandings, Sherr said, are not abnormal. “Because it is migration season there are more whales in the area, and we do usually see a...