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Monday, August 29, 2016

A beached sperm whale died in Ponce Inlet last weekend

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM

  • Photo via Wolusia County Beach Safety
Despite rescue efforts, a beached sperm whale died last Saturday in Ponce Inlet. 

According to a press release, Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team and Hubbs Seaworld attempted to assist the animal at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. 

It's unclear why the animal beached itself. Sperm whales are normally found in deep waters of more than 3,000 feet. 

Officials say it's body will be examined with a full necropsy.  

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