Yes, a few sperm whales have been found dead in waters affected by the oil spill. The remains of a young sperm whale was found floating less than 100 miles from the oil spill site in June 2010. Sperm whales are an endangered species; only about 140 exist.
There are many more than 140 sperm whales – 200,000 to 1,500,000 – and another estimate of the population in the Gulf of Mexico says 1,300 there. They are however indeed endangered. See http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/spermwhale.htm
A dead sperm whale was found June 17 of last year floating 77 miles from the Deepwater Horizon spill site in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the whale was not found in the oily water, it was the first one found since the spill began. The cause of death has not been definite, but it is noted that sperm whales live at a depht where the oil would have present.
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