Researchers: Dead sperm whale washed ashore in Pacifica has signs of trauma

April 15, 2015 11:39 PM

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PACIFICA -- Bay Area scientists performed a necropsy Wednesday on a beached sperm whale, an adult male found dead the night before at Sharp Park State Beach in Pacifica.

The 49-foot whale was examined by nearly 20 veterinarians, marine biologists, researchers and student volunteers, all trying to determine how the whale died and how it got to the spot near Mori Point. Though the scientists said they might need the full day to determine a cause of death, they determi...

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