Another dead whale has washed ashore in Northern California, adding to this year's growing tally of marine mammal carcasses.
According to Bay Cities News, the body was found Sunday morning on Pacifica's Esplanade Beach, south of Mussel Rock Park. This makes it at least the third whale carcass that washed up in the city this year. In May, a young humpback whale washed up.
Though not officially identified, the one from this morning also appears to be a humpback whale. Antonio Maffei, who posted pictures of the carcass this morning on Twitter, speculates it may have been hit by a ship.
Dead Humpback Whale in Pacifica. @ktvu @KPIX @abc7newsBayArea @kron4news @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/6QVTmvswhi— Antonio Maffei (@AntonioMKTVU) August 2, 2015
@ROrozcoKTVU Discovered a dead humpback whale in Pacifica this morning! pic.twitter.com/ZlHy7gGA2h— Antonio Maffei (@AntonioMKTVU) August 2, 2015