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Dead whale beached on San Francisco Bay Area parkland


FREMONT, California — Another dead whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The whale was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a remote area about 150 yards south of the Alameda Creek on the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, says East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman Carolyn Jones.

The whale is not in an area that is readily accessible to the public, Jones said. The juvenile whale is badly decomposed. There are no plans to remove it. A necropsy is planned.

It's not uncommon for dead whales to wash ashore on beaches in nearby Alameda, California.

The carcass is the latest of at least a dozen dead whales, including grays, a humpback and a sperm whale, that have been documented in Northern California since March. Biologists don't know what's killing the whales.

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