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Gray Whale Found Dead on San Francisco Beach Was Hit by a Ship

SAUSALITO — A gray whale found dead on a San Francisco beach was hit by a ship. The 41-foot-long adult female was spotted Monday at Ocean Beach. The Marine Mammal Center says a necropsy performed Tuesday found the whale's skull and upper vertebrae had fractures consistent with a ship strike....

Enigmatic Beluga Whale off Norway so Tame People Can Pet It

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose. The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost point, has...