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WATCH: Rescuers try to save baby sperm whale stranded in Florida beach

/ 02:55 PM October 07, 2018

A baby sperm whale was washed ashore on Flagler Beach, Florida, United States on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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“FBPD Officer Guerrero and other Flagler Beach citizens were there to try and save this baby sperm whale and await Marineland’s arrival,” said Flagler Beach Police Department in a statement shared with the video on Facebook.

Despite the efforts of Officer Guerrero and volunteers, the whale died shortly afterwards, reported The Palm Beach Post on Oct. 4.

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Staff at Marineland of Florida will perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death of the whale, which was 12 feet long and weighed at least 1,000 pounds. JB

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