Gray whale dies after week off SoCal

DANA POINT, CA Federal biologist Joe Cordaro says the whale, nicknamed Lily, died about 4 p.m. Friday off Orange County's Doheny State Beach.

The whale showed up Monday at Dana Point. Experts found it was entangled in rope and netting.

The entanglements were removed, but the whale never rejoined the California gray migration north to Alaska.

Cordaro says the whale's emaciated condition indicates it hadn't been feeding and he hopes to have the carcass examined to determine the cause of death.

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