Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsBeached Whale
IN THE NEWS

Beached Whale

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A beached whale that stranded itself off the coast near Tampa, Fla., early Thursday was euthanized later in the day, but not before attracting hundreds of onlookers. The 30-foot sperm whale was about 20 feet offshore and near death already,  the Associated Press reported. The whale, a deep-water species that has no business coming close to shore, was already skin and bones and didn't move significantly in the time it was observed, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman told the AP. In the early afternoon, a strong sedative was administered to the animal and then a six-foot needle was plunged into its chest cavity and a drug was injected to stop its heart, according to WTSP Channel 10 News.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A beached whale that stranded itself off the coast near Tampa, Fla., early Thursday was euthanized later in the day, but not before attracting hundreds of onlookers. The 30-foot sperm whale was about 20 feet offshore and near death already,  the Associated Press reported. The whale, a deep-water species that has no business coming close to shore, was already skin and bones and didn't move significantly in the time it was observed, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman told the AP. In the early afternoon, a strong sedative was administered to the animal and then a six-foot needle was plunged into its chest cavity and a drug was injected to stop its heart, according to WTSP Channel 10 News.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 1, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Huntington Beach workers planned to bury a beached gray whale today, after marine biologists took a section of the head for study. "Our initial plan was to bury the whale (early) today, but there was considerable interest expressed by several marine life organizations," said Michael Beuerlein, Huntington Beach lifeguard supervisor. Marine biologists from the National Historical Society and the Los Angeles County Museum said they would like to analyze a section from the whale to determine why it died.
WORLD
November 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Refinery workers and volunteers refloated 40 beached pilot whales in northern New Zealand today, but 37 others died on the beach, a Conservation Department spokeswoman said. About 70 volunteers and 15 department staffers were standing by in case the whales turned back toward shore or began to swim into nearby Whangarei Harbor, on North Island, Sue Campbell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1991 | BILL BILLITER
A 45-foot fin whale that washed up on Huntington State Beach this week had been accidentally killed in Los Angeles Harbor by a passing ship, authorities said Friday. The whale's carcass washed ashore Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the stretch of beach between the Santa Ana River and the new Talbert Channel. It was buried in the sand on Thursday by workmen from the state beach after a team from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County removed the whale's head for scientific study.
SPORTS
October 25, 1990 | PHIL JACKMAN, THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
Oh-oh, it's that time again. Time to answer the age-old question about whether a good little man can beat a good big man. Ever since David beat very long odds and, with the aid of a rock planted strategically between the eyes, slew Goliath, the argument has raged. There figures to be a 40-pound difference in poundage when they enter the Mirage Hotel ring tonight after Buster checked in at a pear-shaped 246 at Wednesday's weigh-in.
NEWS
July 26, 1993 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rocky, the ailing young whale that drew sympathy and help from beach-goers after washing ashore at Newport Beach, died Sunday morning at Sea World in San Diego. A team of experts worked through the night, monitoring the whale's pulse and keeping him upright in a shallow holding tank so he could breathe through his blowhole, said Tom Goff, Sea World's mammal curator. But the whale died in the morning.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1997 | JAMES BATES
In English, Playa Vista means "beach view." In Los Angeles, it might as well mean beached whale. The city's most over-hyped real estate development in recent memory--the $8-billion commercial and residential extravaganza where DreamWorks SKG wants to build its studio--remains a longshot to end up as originally envisioned.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2004 | AL MARTINEZ, Al's column appears Mondays and Fridays. He's at al.martinez@latimes.com
Probably the only reason to visit Florence is to retire, see a friend or hear more about the exploding whale. I am not in the mood for retirement at the moment, but the almost legendary story of the exploding whale was intriguing. It was told to me by ex-journalist Gayle Montgomery, whom I knew at the Oakland Tribune, where weirdness has always had an eager audience. Montgomery moved here a few months ago and e-mailed me immediately when he heard about the historic moment in Florence history.
WORLD
November 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Refinery workers and volunteers refloated 40 beached pilot whales in northern New Zealand today, but 37 others died on the beach, a Conservation Department spokeswoman said. About 70 volunteers and 15 department staffers were standing by in case the whales turned back toward shore or began to swim into nearby Whangarei Harbor, on North Island, Sue Campbell said.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 37 whales beached themselves and died this month soon after Navy vessels on a deep-water training mission off North Carolina used powerful sonar as part of the exercise. The Navy said any connection between the deaths and its active sonar was "unlikely" but that it was cooperating with federal agencies investigating a possible link. Fishery officials and activists say the fact that three species died in the incident suggests sonar may have been the cause.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
About 30 pilot whales beached themselves near Manteo, and at least 17 of them died, officials said. The whales were stranded along a five-mile stretch of beach near Oregon Inlet in the northern Outer Banks, said Laura Engleby, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The agency's National Marine Fisheries Service was coordinating a recovery effort involving biologists, Coast Guard crews and the National Park Service.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2004 | AL MARTINEZ, Al's column appears Mondays and Fridays. He's at al.martinez@latimes.com
Probably the only reason to visit Florence is to retire, see a friend or hear more about the exploding whale. I am not in the mood for retirement at the moment, but the almost legendary story of the exploding whale was intriguing. It was told to me by ex-journalist Gayle Montgomery, whom I knew at the Oakland Tribune, where weirdness has always had an eager audience. Montgomery moved here a few months ago and e-mailed me immediately when he heard about the historic moment in Florence history.
NEWS
October 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven of nine whales that beached themselves along the Florida Panhandle have died, and the others are ailing, officials in Panama City Beach said. Three pilot whales died of unknown natural causes after becoming stranded Thursday, and four were euthanized. Two survivors were being fed liquid treatments and given antibiotics at Gulf World Marine Park. One had improved slightly, but both are still quite ill, said Cheryl Joyner, coordinator for strandings at Gulf World.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
It looked like a dolphin, but it was a 1,000-pound beaked whale that beached itself Friday in Malibu, setting off an extensive rescue operation that ended with the cetacean's transport to a center with a portable pool for marine mammals. Lifeguards at Point Dume County Beach spotted the female whale trying to beach itself early Friday afternoon, said lifeguard Capt. Steve Moseley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
Greek researchers have linked NATO's testing of a so-called low-frequency active sonar system, which makes very loud noises, to the mysterious beaching of a dozen Cuvier's beaked whales along the Kyparissiakos Gulf on the west coast of Greece on May 12 and 13, 1996. This species of whales dives deeply and is rarely beached, especially in groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
It looked like a dolphin, but it was a 1,000-pound beaked whale that beached itself Friday in Malibu, setting off an extensive rescue operation that ended with the cetacean's transport to a center with a portable pool for marine mammals. Lifeguards at Point Dume County Beach spotted the female whale trying to beach itself early Friday afternoon, said lifeguard Capt. Steve Moseley.
NEWS
October 3, 1988 | Associated Press
Sixteen killer whales stranded on a remote beach on the south coast of western Australia were killed Sunday after veterinarians decided that they would not survive a rescue attempt. The whales were spotted off the coast Sunday morning, the day after volunteers saved 32 whales that had been beached nearby. After a two-day operation involving hundreds of volunteers, the 32 whales were returned to the water Saturday evening.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1997 | JAMES BATES
In English, Playa Vista means "beach view." In Los Angeles, it might as well mean beached whale. The city's most over-hyped real estate development in recent memory--the $8-billion commercial and residential extravaganza where DreamWorks SKG wants to build its studio--remains a longshot to end up as originally envisioned.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|