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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-16-10 10:53 PM
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Dead sperm whale found in Gulf
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Source: Fox News

The whale was found floating 77 miles due south of the Deepwater Horizon spill site.

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They say its condition suggests it has been dead for several days to more than a week, and they are taking samples from it to glean information on how and where it died.

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They live at depth in areas where subsurface dispersants and oil are present, and feed on deepwater squid, which may also be impacted by the oil and dispersants.

The sperm whales are an endangered species, and some scientists say that just a few sperm whale deaths could endanger the long-term survival of the Gulf's entire native sperm whale population.

The NOAA ship that spotted the whale is due back in port July 2. After that, they say full analysis of the samples will take several weeks.

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