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Dead whale washes ashore in Sonoma County as migration season nears end

A 28-foot gray whale carcass that washed up on a Northern California beach this weekend may be among the last seen this season as the giant mammal’s migration season comes to an end, marine life experts said Tuesday. The carcass of the male juvenile washed up on Sonoma County’s Portuguese Beach on Friday night or Saturday morning but had been dead for some time, said Dr. Shawn Johnson, head veterinarian at the Marine Mammal Center’s science department. The carcass was too decomposed to determine its cause of death, Johnson said. This was just the latest of a string of gray whales that has washed up on California shores in recent months. The gray whale's...

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