03-06-15dead-whale01

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A 27-foot long young humpback whale washed up at Sunset State Beach in south Santa Cruz County Friday. (KSBW8 Screen Capture)

A female humpback whale washed ashore Sunset State Beach after being dead for several days and scientists spend the afternoon trying to figure out how it died. (KSBW8 Screen Capture)

A dead humpback has whale washed ashore on a Monterey beach close to where a second whale was seen swimming near the shore. (CBS5 Screen Capture)

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