An abandoned four month old Pygmy Sperm Whale is rehabilitated by volunteers and members of the Wild Life Rescue of Florida Keys and the Marine Animal Rescue society of Key West July 2, 2000 in Stock Island, FL. The whale was found beached in the Florida Keys. (Photo by Robert King/Newsmakers)
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Two pygmy sperm whales have died after washing ashore in South Florida.
Authorities say the mother and calf washed ashore Monday evening near Carlin Park in Jupiter. The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/GIqjk ) reports that the mother died a few hours after washing ashore and her calf had to be euthanized.
The two whales will be sent to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility in Miami for necropsies.