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03/31/2006 03:21 PM ID: 53612 Permalink   

Dead Whales in Florida

 

Several rare, melon-headed whales have been euthanized or washed ashore in Florida this week. The latest whale to come ashore was in Hutchinson Island. The whales that were euthanized were determined to be too sick to be saved.

It's believed all whales that have died are from the same pod. Steve McCulloch from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution said, "It's been kind of a wild goose chase, and we're not sure its over yet."

Necropsies performed on the dead whales have shown that they had not eaten in weeks and had stomach ulcers, a sign of stress.

 
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  a sign of stress?  
 
Aren't ulcers bacterially induced in the first place only to become worse later due to stress and the then increased acidity of the stomachs digestive juices?
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     03/31/2006 04:44 PM     
  Not quite..  
 
Stress weakens the lining of the stomach, which gives the bacteria a place to settle and do their damage.
 
  by: StarShadow     03/31/2006 05:20 PM     
  Mystery  
 
This is one answer they have to find and soon, if it is a bacteria then it must be found and somehow dealt with (lord knows how).
Such a sad story.

 
  by: captainJane     04/01/2006 12:14 AM     
  evil!  
 
omg!!!! now whales are dying in Florida too!!!! was the crime rate not enough on humans? xD
 
  by: FunkMan   04/01/2006 08:49 AM     
  Even whales  
 
are affected by Florida madness.
 
  by: valkyrie123     04/03/2006 07:34 PM     
  More Navy Sonar at work?  
 
Sonar is beaching whales and dolphins more than anything else.....
 
  by: theironboard     04/03/2006 07:46 PM     
  Stop Knocking Florida  
 
It is happening everywhere.
We really need to find out what is being dropped in our Ocean?
Another Job for the world governments, what the hell is happening?
 
  by: captainJane     04/05/2006 03:38 AM     
  no kidding.  
 
Its the joke of the month. Are you not still laughing?
 
  by: luc1ddr3am     04/05/2006 03:46 AM     
 
 
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