Medicine & TechnologyA fisherman found 66 pounds of ambergris or whale vomit at Niyom Beach, Thailand after returning to shore from fishing. Experts have confirmed its authenticity and valued it at more than $1 million.
One of the biggest questions in the natural world is why a whale is the most immense creatures, weighing even more than several elephants. Next to that is why and how these leviathans of the deep get so honking big and whether or not they can still grow bigger.
In light of two deaths this week, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is bringing attention to important conservation work along the Floridian shores and are asking the public to stay informed on critically endangered species in the area, whose lives may depend on the help of humans.
A story that should have celebrated the birth of another whale into the world ended in tragedy Monday, after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made the decision to put two sperm whales down. Though often rapid response units are able to successful push whales back out to shore after a brief beaching, the circumstances surrounding the beaching led local officials to make the life-or-death decision.