Ocean Beach Whale Likely an Endangered Species

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Either way, it's a shame

Scientists analyzing the dead whale that washed up on Ocean Beach yesterday were unable to determine exactly what manner of whale it was. They did narrow it down to two species, however — both of which are endangered.

Jan Roletto, the research coordinator at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, said the poor creature is either a fin whale or a sei whale. She's leaning toward the former, but, either way, a rare specimen will be buried on Ocean Beach.

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