Sperm whale Deerfield Beach death: Feds hunting two swimmers who could be responsible for its death

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- The carcass of a 30-foot sperm whale that washed up Monday in Deerfield Beach is gone but the hunt goes on for two swimmers who may have contributed to its death.

A Pompano Beach resident snapped a picture of one man riding the dying whale Sunday morning. A misdemeanor conviction of harassing a marine mammal carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hotline, 800-856-1964.