U.S. Coast Guard
Baby sperm whale spotted at a Miami Beach marina, was injured, possibly by a boat.
UPDATE: The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the baby whale was spotted off Pompano Beach about 2 p.m. on Thursday.
An injured baby sperm whale that showed up Tuesday at a Miami Beach marina was gone by Wednesday morning, the Miami Herald reports. And it might have been a timely departure.
The hapless fellow had the Coast Guard in a dither, setting up a safety zone and broadcasting information to keep boaters and personal water craft riders from bringing further injury.
A NOAA marine biologist said the creature as pretty close to a newborn, and without its mother. The whale had been given some sedatives, but apparently a marine animal vet was going to put it down.
A strong current may have taken the baby whale back out into Biscayne Bay.
Below is raw video from the Associated Press posted on YouTube.