JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Officials say a young sperm whale had to be euthanized after becoming beached in Florida.
The Palm Beach Post reports that the one-ton, 15-foot-long whale was first spotted Wednesday near the Juno Beach Pier.
About 100 people gathered to watch rescuers try to save the female whale, believed to be less than a year old.
Wendy Marks, a biologist with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation in Fort Pierce, says the whale was extremely sick, and they didn’t want to let her suffer.
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