A dead adult Pygmy sperm whale washed ashore Friday morning in Brevard County.
The whale was found beached along Patrick Air Force Base.
"For us, it's actually pretty normal to be doing this. But we never get used to it, we never want to see it, so it's the best we can do to learn about the animals," said researcher Megan Stolen.
Video from Local 6 helicopter Sky 6 showed a bloody whale carcass and a backhoe digger apparently being used to bury the animal.
No other details were known.
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