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 SDOT eliminates controversial bike lanes in 35th Avenue Northeast redesign project March 26, 2019 House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher March 26, 2019 Dunleavy plans meeting on judicial nominees, warns of vetoes March 26, 2019 Flooding poses potential risk for 1 million private wells March 26, 2019 More Photo Galleries At Seattle Center, celebrating all the places where French is spoken Celebrating the beauty and craft of boats as Wagner Education Center opens Remember Amy, the dog-like pig? She’s grown up and retired now. 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.