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 ‘Barefoot Bandit’ fails in bid to end probation early to become a motivational speaker May 24, 2019 Oregon man arrested after disappearance of mother, young son May 24, 2019 ‘It’s usually about the bridge’: Captain of Ducks vehicle recounts deadly 2015 Aurora Bridge crash, painful aftermath May 24, 2019 Eastern Oregon buildings destroyed in blaze, man arrested May 24, 2019 More Photo Galleries Playing peekaboo at the Northwest Folklife Festival Beauty all around at Kubota Garden Getting made up at the University District Street Fair Alan Berner: email@example.com.