Video from the scene shows a large whale being tossed about in the surf around 10 a.m. It appeared to have been dead for a while because it showed lots of signs of decay. The whale is about 40-feet long.
Monday was a typical foggy day on the coast so news helicopters could not fly to get a better look at the creature.
This is the second dead whale in the Bay Area in the past week. A container ship came to port last Thursday carrying a carcass on its bow. The captain said he did not know he had hit the creature until someone on the dock told him that there was a whale attached to his boat.