While whale stranding in the country is not a new occurrence, the latest strandings are the largest the country has witnessed so far since the 1980s.
The carcass of a giant, 28-foot beached sperm whale was found on San Jose Island and will likely to stay there while marine experts figure out what to do with the dead animal.
The body of the dead humpback whale that washed off the Arch Cape re-emerged at the nearby Short Sand Beach.
At least two white sharks were attending the whale and had removed the tongue, internal organs and most of the muscle.
A dozen giant sperm whales have found themselves stranded along the Dutch island of Texel and the German islands of Wangerooge and Helgoland this year. Experts say many made made wrong turns toward the coast after becoming disoriented.
Another whales has washed up on the shore of a wildlife refuge in the Bay Area. This time, the whale appears to be badly decomposed.