Beaked Whale Dies; Calf Euthanized

The two beaked whales that became stranded yesterday near Hollywood, Florida are dead. The mother died yesterday afternoon, and the calf was euthanized shortly thereafter. There are multiple media reports now reporting this. No accusations of Navy sonar are being made yet, but as noted yesterday this is almost certainly the cause of the stranding. There has been no mention in the articles yet as to whether a necropsy will be performed.

This article from the Daily Mail has some heartwrenching photos of the rescue attempt.

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