Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said a sperm whale has beached itself in the shallow waters off the shore of Madeira Beach. A NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman said sperm whales are deep water species and should not be there. The fact that it beached itself is a sign that something was seriously wrong.
Learn more about the massive beast of the sea! Did you know that over the course of their 70-year lifespan, sperm whales will easily travel the circumference of the Earth in search of food and the need to breed and find a mate?