|Date Stranded||January 27, 2006|
|Location of Stranding||Longboat Key|
|Date of Arrival||January 27, 2006|
|Number of Days of Care||0|
Staff and volunteers carrying whale from beach for transport to Mote
This whale stranded on Longboat Key. It was seen with another whale in the area, possibly a calf. An electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) indicated cardiac changes consistent with cardiomyopathy, a common heart problem with this species. Since no treatment was possible, the animal had to be euthanized. A full necropsy revealed one of the most severe cases of cardiomyopathy seen at this facility, plus a number of other issues involving the liver and intestines.