Photo via Wolusia County Beach Safety
Despite rescue efforts, a beached sperm whale died last Saturday in Ponce Inlet.
According to a press release, Volusia County Marine Mammal Stranding Team and Hubbs Seaworld attempted to assist the animal at around 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27.
It's unclear why the animal beached itself. Sperm whales are normally found in deep waters of more than 3,000 feet.
Officials say it's body will be examined with a full necropsy.