During the first weekend in October 2010, an 85-foot blue whale washed up on the shore of Bean Hollow State Beach in Pescadero, California. Blue whales are known to be the largest species living on earth.
I shot (and subsequently edited) this video on the morning of October 6, 2010, a few days after the whale was first reported seen.
On October 7, scientists announced that the cause of the whale's death was due to the blunt force from a collision with a passing ship. The whale was pregnant at the time, and her fetus washed up close by.
I produced this video for Half Moon Bay Patch.com.