Author: Leighton Schneider

(SAN FRANCISCO) — The stranding of 70 gray whales along the United States’ west coast is considered to be an “unusual mortality event” by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries. Thirty-seven gray whales have washed up in California, including more than a dozen in the San Francisco Bay Area, experts said during a NOAA conference call on Friday afternoon. The whal

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The stranding of 70 gray whales along the United States' west coast is considered to…