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 With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill March 20, 2019 Report: Oregon still not tracking at-risk student success March 20, 2019 Police: Teen survives intentional drive off cliff March 20, 2019 Piano teacher accused of sex abuse indicted on 24 charges March 20, 2019 More Photo Galleries Book bonanza at Friends of Seattle Public Library sale You’ll meet a lot of real characters at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle Cleanup time at the Ballard Locks Alan Berner: email@example.com. View Comments No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ. Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.