Reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the volunteers, editors, and directors of SOTT. Tufts University cancels event with Anthony Scaramucci. Dozens of volunteers and wildlife officials in the port city of Bunbury in Western Australia have been racing against the clock to save a pod of How does a baby echidna drink milk? Our planet is a busy, crazy place. An injured pygmy sperm whale and her calf were euthanised by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC this past weekend, following a stranding on a beach in Jacksonville, Florida.
Sick Baby Sperm Whale Euthanized On Florida Coast
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kogia breviceps. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials have decided to euthanize a baby pygmy sperm whale after it washed ashore in St. The whale makes very inconspicuous movements. False killer whale P. In Japan , the whale was historically known as the "floating whale" because of this. The pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps is one of three species of toothed whale in the sperm whale family. Saudi Arabia crown prince leads modernization Play Video.
Pygmy sperm whale - Wikipedia
It also has a sac in its intestines that contains a dark red fluid. The pygmy sperm whale is not much larger than many dolphins. Short-finned pilot whale G. Pygmy sperm whales are found throughout the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic , Pacific , and Indian Oceans ,  and occasionally among colder waters such as off Russia.
In Florida, beached baby sperm whale euthanized
Description: Pygmy sperm whales and dwarf sperm whales are unique among cetaceans in using a form of "ink" to evade predation in a manner similar to squid. Both the melon and the spermaceti organ are encased in a thick fibrous coat, resembling a bursa. Wildlife officials gave the whale some sedatives and painkillers because it was obviously distressed and needed some comforting. Phocoenidae Neophocaena Finless porpoise N. Some stranded animals have been found with plastic bags in their stomachs - which may be a cause for concern.