Panama City, FL –
ROSEMARY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – A quick report from morning patrol boats with the South Walton Turtle Watch allowed the Gulf World Marine Institute to quickly reach the scene for a grounded melon-headed whale on Saturday morning.
According to GWMI, this particular animal was stranded in very bad conditions and unfortunately died on the spot.
GWMI will perform an autopsy to try to learn as much as possible about this animal and its species.
As with any stranded animal, GWMI said the first thing to remember is to never push the animal back into the water. Instead, they said to call responders like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at * FWC or #FWC or NOAA at 1-877-433-8299 for marine mammal strandings.
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