Archive for the ‘– Stranding News’ Category

-Air Force Reserve Command: Beached whale encounter leads Airman to SeaWorld volunteerism (2016-10-19)

By Maj. Cathleen Snow, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs / Published October 18, 2016 PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As an Air Force Reserve security forces Airman, Tech. Sgt. Bridget Gayden never imagined she’d be responding to help a sick mammal, however on Sept. 7, Gayden and fellow 920th Rescue Wing SF Airmen were called […]

– Stranding responses continue as we recover from Hurricane Matthew (2016-10-12)

Yesterday morning biologists at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station discovered a stranded dolphin calf alone on the shore. Despite dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and displacement from our lab due to significant damage from the storm, HSWRI’s Marine Mammal Stranding Team rushed to the scene. A shallow pool was dug in the […]

– WOFL Fox 35: Rescuers could not save pygmy sperm whale (2016-9-27)

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– Orlando Sentinal (AP): Pygmy whale found beached at Port Canaveral is euthanized (2016-9-27)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A female pygmy sperm whale found beached on the rocks in Central Florida has been euthanized. Florida Today reports that biologists had to kill the marine mammal on Monday because deep-diving whales don’t survive in captivity. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute research scientist Wendy Noke Durden says rescuers can’t replicate the diet […]

– Florida Today: Pygmy sperm whale euthanized at Cape Canaveral (2016-9-27)

September 26, 2016 / PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rescuers euthanized an almost 10-foot-long female pygmy sperm whale that beached itself Monday along the rocks at the north side of Port Canaveral, near the Trident submarine basin. Biologists must euthanize pygmy sperm whales because the deep diving whales don’t survive in captivity. Rescuers can’t replicate the whale’s diet and other conditions […]

– WESH 2: Beached whale euthanized in Port Canaveral (2016-9-27)

Published  6:11 PM EDT Sep 26, 2016 By Dan Billow PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. —Bystanders and deputies tried to save a stranded whale at Port Canaveral Monday, in a drama that unfolded before many onlookers. Brevard County sheriff’s deputies held the whale still at the public boat ramp while biologists and passersby arrived. “It’s nice to see […]

– News 13: Rare whale found beached, injured at Port Canaveral’s Jetty Park (2016-9-27)

By Caitlin Wilson, Reporter /Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:33 PM EDT A rare whale was found beached and injured near Jetty Park in Port Canaveral on Monday morning. The pygmy sperm whale was about 10 years old, which is toward the end of the animals’ lifespan, according to biologists from the Hubbs SeaWorld […]

– WFTV9 ABC: Beached whale found in Port Canavaral in ‘bad condition’ (2016-9-26)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Two men fishing Monday near the Jetty Park boat ramp found a beached whale. “They stood by and took care of it until we got there,” said Megan Stolen, marine biologist for Hubbs SeaWorld… Link to article. PDF of article

– HSWRI team disentangles young dolphin in the Indian River Lagoon (2016-9-15)

Yesterday, a team led by Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute with partners SeaWorld Orlando, Dolphin Conservation Field Station, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, University of Florida, and NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) successfully disentangled a young dolphin from heavy fishing line. HSWRI has been following this calf since birth and been tracking […]

– Orlando Sentinal: Beached Whale in Ponce Inlet Dies (2016-8-28)

  August 27, 2016 / by Marco Santana / A beached whale in Ponce Inlet died Saturday despite rescue efforts from Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team and Hubbs Seaworld. A press release from Volusia County’s Beach Safety Ocean Rescue office said the sperm whale landed on the beach at about 1 p.m. The whale […]