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Gray whale carcass

San Francisco Bay, CA | 2021-May-04

Initial Notification: In the afternoon of 04-MAY-2021, NMFS Stranding Coordinator in CA contacted the NOAA SSC regarding a 30’ gray whale carcass in San Francisco Bay, CA. The carcass is likely to be towed offshore late afternoon/evening of 05-MAY-2021. 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): 37° 50.73′ North
Longitude (approximate): 122° 23.68′ West