Floridian Nature Learn about Florida's beautiful and unique nature. Florida Marine Mammals: Whales 3. Augustine St. George Island St. Pygmy Sperm Whale- The dwarf and pygmy sperm whales are the only two extant species in the family Kogiidae , and as their name suggests they are small compared to their distant cousin the sperm whale.
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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. Volunteers for the FWC's Marine Mammal Response were alerted to the scene on Sunday morning following calls from passersby who had witnessed the injured animal and her calf stranded on a local beach. Mark Johnson, a cyclist who was in the area, first noticed the whale thrashing in the water. In an interview following the incident, he describes witnessing a commotion and a lot of blood. Shortly after the dramatic scene in the water, both the female and her newborn calf stranded themselves on shore.
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The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the mother, which measured 6 meters nearly 20 feet , died while trying to free its baby. They were found 8 miles off the coast of Palmarola Island in the Lazio region. It said part of the fishing net was found in the mother whale's mouth while the baby while was completely covered by it.
CNN The recent death of a young dolphin found with trash in its stomach highlights the need to reduce single-use plastic and to not release balloons into the environment, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted a photo of the plastic trash found inside a stranded dolphin's stomach.