A 39-foot female gray whale was found floating in the surf off Limantour Beach on Saturday, the first whale to wash ashore in the Bay Area this year. A team from the Marine Mammal Center and the California Academy of Sciences performed a partial necropsy at low tide on Saturday, with plans to return this week to collect more . . .

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