Local News Mysterious death uncovered Originally published March 13, 2019 at 8:59 pmUpdated March 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm Seattle Parks & Recreation workers remove the months-old carcass of a California sea lion from the beach at Seacrest Park Cove 1 on Wednesday in West Seattle. The marine mammal’s death was among numerous suspicious sea-lion deaths last fall. It was buried at this site but winter tides uncovered the carcass, so on Wednesday city workers lifted and placed the carcass in a tarp for removal to a local rendering company. Lynn Shimamoto, of Seal Sitters, a volunteer group dedicated to marine- mammal safety and beach stewardship, said the animal was found decapitated on the beach last November, and in life was about 8 feet long and weighed 600 pounds. The animals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.(Alan Berner / The Seattle Times) Share story By Alan Berner The Seattle Times More Local News Stories District 2 candidates Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon square off in Seattle City Council debate September 17, 2019 University of California to dump fossil fuel investments September 17, 2019 Before the Seattle School Board picks its new member Wednesday, get to know the finalists to represent the South End September 17, 2019 Durkan administration touts new data on people moving from homelessness into housing September 17, 2019 More Photo Galleries Ruling the roost Tour de Pier Seattle raises $150,000 for cancer research Queen’s Deli in White Center nurtured the Khmer community Alan Berner: email@example.com.