Earlier this month, a young gray whale washed up on Pescadero State Beach south of Half Moon Bay. A necropsy of the 25-foot whale performed by the Marine Mammal Center found that the 1-2 year old whale sustained trauma to its head and thorax.
Watch a short video of the whale here, edited together with footage shot on June 16, 2011.
For more information on the whale, click to read two stories by Half Moon Bay Patch contributor Avis Boutell: "" and "."
This was the second time in eight months that a whale washed ashore a Pescadero Beach.
In October, a at Bean Hollow State Beach.