Breaking: Dead Sperm Whale Found In Gulf

Scientists have found a dead sperm whale 77 miles south of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site:

It is the first dead whale spotted since BP’s rig exploded on April 20.

The whale was not found in oiled waters, but scientists can’t yet say where or how it died. […]

[Sperm whales] 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.

Learn more about how the BP oil disaster threatens the Gulf’s sperm whales.

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Published: June 16, 2010