MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Marine Mammal Research Program said the sperm whale spotted in Mobile Bay this week moved again during the night and was sighted around midnight Sunday, heading north in Mobile Bay.

On Sunday, biologists with the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network are tending to the 35-foot whale and said its prognosis is poor.

They ask that anyone who sees the animal immediately contact the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network at 1-877-Whale-Help (942-5343). For your safety and that of the whale, please do not under any circumstances approach or touch the animal. Please remain at least 500 yards from the animal.

The whale was first spotted in the bay on Thursday. According to the researchers, this was the first documented stranding of a sperm whale in the state of Alabama.

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