9th gray whale this year washes ashore in San Francisco Bay Area

Scientists will perform a necropsy on the animal Tuesday to determine the cause of death, according to The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.
1:50 | 05/07/19

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This latest Ed gray whale has become quite the spectacle as you can see here along ocean beach all day long. There have been people who have been flocking Chile. Taking pictures and at what time very disturbingly. Standing on top of you follow me you can see that there actually a large gash on its site we don't know whether or not this gray whale has died because we'll both strike. But what we do know isn't a proxy will be happening. Tomorrow morning. On the helicopters making it and it was going nine days and nights gray whale discovered in the Bay Area this year. Concerned and curious citizens flocked to the beach to catch a glimpse I thought it was real fan. Now I've loved one on here but he will you watch them on the beach like it. While this will laying insects are still unknown it's death it's cause for serious concerned look like. But. This. The side of it. Which is really believe that marine's marine mammal center has performed props he is on the other eight whales and plans to examine this recent 1 Tuesday morning. Four died from malnutrition and three from ship strikes. Biologists have observed whales in poor body condition during migration. And believe changing food sources could be cost both really boy known as the pollution of the balloon all the beaches. Dina Burnett you know out of validated test is right I don't get it live what's wrong so many question. You know any answer. While scientists also cited global warming as a possible cause staying warm in waters and changing migratory patterns are making food scares. To this into perspective scientists say they have found more than thirty dead gray whales along the California coast so far this year. While many of those died because of malnutrition we still don't know the cause of death for this one hopefully there will be answers in the coming days. In San Francisco when Dion an ABC 7 NEWS.

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