A whale dies after being stranded on a Florida beach

Miami – A huge sperm whale that had been stranded on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida during the weekend he died this Monday, as reported by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of Florida (FWC).

Despite efforts to rescue it by environmental authorities in Venice, on the southwest coast of Florida, the cetacean died today after having difficulty breathing and being practically trapped in the sand and with very little water.

It was an adult male that measured about 13.4 meters long and weighed about 32,000 kilograms, according to the Mote Marine Laboratory, which has described the animal as “emaciated.”

“Biologists will collect samples to try to determine the cause of the disease and death, and better understand the health and life history of the sperm whale.”indicates the FWC in a statement.