A sperm whale that was drifting near an eastern shore of Florida has died. The mammal may have been close to shore because it was injured or sick. Its death may have been hastened by stress caused by a swimmer who climbed on top of the whale.
Officials are looking into the incident to see if charges should be pressed. Blair Mase, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, reports that it is a federal offense to harass a marine mammal.
However, it is still legal to abort a pre-born human baby.