SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 38-year-old female beluga whale died Thursday at SeaWorld San Diego, park officials said.
Ruby lived at SeaWorld for 17 years as part of the Wild Arctic attraction. She came to SeaWorld San Diego from another zoological organization in 1997 and, in 2010, gave birth to another female beluga whale.
According to park officials, a necropsy will be performed to help determine the cause of death but it will be several weeks before the results are received.
The average lifespan of a beluga whale has been estimated to be 32.8 years, according to SeaWorld.
Wild Arctic now has five beluga whales on exhibit.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.