A dozen whales washed up on Northern California shores in the spring of 2015. The whales, of various species and ages, were found along nearly 300 miles of coastline. According to Frances Gulland, Senior Scientist at the Marine Mammal Center, in a typical year, one or two gray whales may wash ashore. Bay Area scientists, alarmed by the high number of whales found, are looking at possible causes, such as environmental changes, food distribution, shipping, ocean currents, and predator behavior. Join some Bay Area first responders from California Academy, Mission Science Workshop, and Exploratorium volunteers in exploring their findings and what might be causing these tragic events.
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