Posted by: The ocean update | August 27, 2016

Beached whale in Ponce Inlet dies (Florida, USA)

Rescue teams in Ponce Inlet try to save a beached whale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The whale died during the effort. The sperm whale landed on the beach at about 1 p.m. and was scheduled for an autopsy after its transport off the beach. (HANDOUT/Orlando Sentinel)

Rescue teams in Ponce Inlet try to save a beached whale on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The whale died during the effort. The sperm whale landed on the beach at about 1 p.m. and was scheduled for an autopsy after its transport off the beach. (HANDOUT/Orlando Sentinel)

August 27th, 2016 (Marco Santana). Beached whale in Ponce Inlet died Saturday despite rescue efforts from Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team and Hubbs.

A press release from Volusia County’s Beach Safety Ocean Rescue office said the sperm whale landed on the beach at about 1 p.m. The whale will receive a necropsy once it gets transported off the beach.

Sperm whales are typically found in colder deep waters of at least 3,300 feet, according to the National Wildlife Federation.

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