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Dead Humpback Whale Washes Up at SF's Baker Beach

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Marine Mammal Center

A dead humpback whale washed up at Baker Beach in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

Scientists with the center performed a partial necropsy and determined it was a juvenile female humpback whale. It was severely decomposed, the Marine Mammal Center said.

Scientists were unsure what caused the whale's death, pending a full necropsy report, officials said via social media.

Officials advised beachgoers to keep their distance from the whale and each other.

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