Stranded sperm whale dies along Puerto Rico coast

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The sperm whale was first spotted early Saturday just off the coast near the town of Luquillo. She died about five hours later.Sperm whales inhabit the deep ocean near Puerto Rico from January through about August.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security system LUQUILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) – A marine mammal expert in Puerto Rico says rescuers were unable to save a sperm whale about the size of a city bus that was stranded just off the island’s north coast.Marine biologist Antonio Mignucci of the Manatee Conservation Center at Puerto Rico’s Interamerican University says a necropsy is planned to determine what caused the death of the adult female. Mignucci says the whale weighs about 15,000 pounds and is 35 feet (10 meters) long. He estimates her age at between 20 and 40 years. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologylast_img

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