25 December, Marina California-A sperm whale has been found washed ashore dead.
On 25 December, a sperm whale was found dead on Marina State Beach, Marina, California. Known to friends and family as Frank, he had been complaining about indigestion and “stomach problems” for a couple weeks before being found dead just outside of his home.
“He was really sick and was trying to use home remedies and over the counter stuff”, said Annette Marley, a friend.
“He really need to see a doctor. But we couldn’t convince him to go.”
Frank had been trying to sign up for Obamacare since November and was unable to.
“He tried to sign up online but the website wouldn’t work. When he finally got someone on the phone they first said he had a bad internet connection and then said he was using the wrong browser.”, Ms. Marley went on to say.
Memorial services will be held 31 December at 3pm at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In lieu of flowers, it requested that donations of cash or money orders be made here.