Beached sperm whale dies in Destin, FL — “Bleeding profusely” reported witnesses (PHOTO)

UPDATE: Beached whale euthanized, necropsy planned (PHOTOS), Destin Log, February 02, 2011:

A beached sperm whale with a few lacerations on its body drew a crowd of about half a dozen people Wednesday evening behind Shoreline Towers in Destin.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy on scene said that officials from the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had been notified and were on their way.

Beached whale euthanized, necropsy planned (PHOTOS), Northwest Florida Daily News, February 03, 2011:

A sperm whale found beached behind Shoreline Towers on Wednesday evening was euthanized after a veterinarian determined it could not be saved.

“It was not in a condition that it could be rehabbed,” Amanda Wilkerson, director of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, said Thursday. ...

NWF Daily News

Witnesses reported that the whale was bleeding profusely, but Wilkerson said it was actually “inking,” which is a defense mechanism.

See more photos here.

See also: Large whale found dead near St. Augustine, FL after travelling to Miami — Scientists trying to determine cause (VIDEO)

9 comments to Beached sperm whale dies in Destin, FL — “Bleeding profusely” reported witnesses (PHOTO)

  • I'm so sorry. It hurts so much that I know not to look at the photos too.

  • soozla

    Looks like full internal blood rupture. IMHO

  • Jennifer Rexford

    Great just down the way

  • soozla:

    I think you're right. The Red Blood Cells (RBCs) don't just rupture without something big going on. In this case of course, it's the big boys and their *oil plot*, as well as the RBC's response to their toxic environment. And, as we know, the RBCs provide the 0xygen we require for most of our bodies functions.

    In Sickle Cell Anemia, the iron molecule [heme] within the cell becomes misshappen. Rather than being spherical, the cell responds to the internal chemistries by giving up the structure of its own purpose -- the "heart" of its purpose -- the iron that provides its constituents parts with their inherited burden , the distribution of oxygen to the body, where it can will travel to the lungs/gills to drop off the 0 pickup CO2 and transport the CO2 out. Once the body has access to oxygen, all that supports life happens.

    And then, the RBCs, [1 million strong per drop of blood] tears through the tiny capillaries, a vascular system that can only accommodate one RBC at a time, single file -- and its not for the transport of RBCs distorted in shape.

    The tearing of the capillary walls and spilling of blood into spaces where it shouldn't be, creates great pain in the sufferer.

    The above is not a pure hemolytic episode that results from exposure to the corexit and petroleum -- but is genetically driven.


    Hemolysis is the result of foreign chemistries taking up housing where they don't belong -- because they're different in function and structure, IMHO, and do not belong in a living, organic system. The following is what I feel has happened to the RBCs based on some reading and I suppose, a higher than D+ understanding of chemistries.

    Most foreign substances [FS] manage to gain access into the interior of the RBC by chemically sucking a hole in the RBCs protective wall, where there is an exchange of materials [chemical breakdown] that facillitates a mutual agreement between the RBC wall, and the various elemental properties of PAH and VOC. Both must agree to participate willingly in this exchange, meaning their electric systems must agree, because they are charged particles [ions.]

    The outside skin of the RBC and the outside chemicals communicate their agreement and the door to inside the RBC is opened. The inside of the wall of the RBC has to agree as well.
    But now the hard work begins.

    The chemicals must allow themselves to be broken down before they can wander all around inside there. And once inside the trickster chemicals were not who they said they were -- but the RBC still had to deliver on it's promise. The RBC must release it Heme -- a molecule holding a treasure chest called Hemoglobin consisting of... atoms...

    34 Carbon, 32 Hydrogen, 4 nitrogen, & 4 0xygen= Iron = Heme

    Now, what do you suppose is going to happen when all those foreign atoms, those tricksters -- realize that the RBC is a fierce warrior, and will fight to-the-death when the foreign invaders try to seize the agreed upon treasures: The Oxygen and Iron producing machines.

    That's right. It's gonna be a barroom brawl and there's gonna be blood -- and alot of it.

  • Truth Keeper

    Why didn't you post the REAL story?

    From the news story.

    "Spectators had reported that the whale was bleeding profusely but Wilkerson said it was actually "inking," which is a defense mechanism."

    The whale wasn't bleeding !!!

    Stop treating the news as if it was a buffet, choosing only what 'fits your agenda' and ignoring the rest.

  • Disinfo

    Try reading the post "Truth Keeper" the information you quoted about the ink is in bold.

    And yes, it was bleeding as you can clearly see in the photo.

    "The animal did have some scrapes on it from beaching itself and small bites from a cookie-cutter shark. The bites are common on marine animals, Wilkerson said."

    Also the "ink" is black, and only turns dark red when dispersed in the water. The red blood on the whale is clear in the photo. If it was ink it would be black, as it had not yet been dispersed in the water.

    "The ink is black, but appears reddish brown as it disperses into the water."

    Everything in your post is incorrect.

  • xdrfox

    This is sharrk bits on a dophine...,_large_Stingrays,_at_Narooma_GNARLY_PICS.html ... I seen an article of the Right whale that beached near here last week had been feed on also.

  • xdrfox

    opp's supper was burning.. lol

  • Truth Keeper

    Just because the whale had some scrapes and bites does not mean he was 'bleeding profusely'

    The EXPERT said he wasn't bleeding--the red on the whale could easily be from the dispersed ink mixed with sea water.

    Ignore the FACTS---and the science

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