Officials say stranded pilot whales no longer visible

A pod of pilot whales congregate December 4 at Highland Beach in The Everglades of Florida. Six dead pilot whales were found earlier today in a remote part of the park, part of a pod of 51 whales facing an uncertain future. Four pilot whales have had to be euthanized. Federal biologists report that 46 pilot whales are alive and swimming free. (Source: Naples Daily News)

A spokeswoman for Everglades National Park said Saturday that wildlife officials have not seen the pilot whales that were stranded off the coast this week.

About 35 whales were moving away from shallow waters near the park Thursday where they had been stranded. A group of 51 was first seen Wednesday. Eleven of those died, including four that were euthanized. About five additional whales went missing.

For the complete story: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/dec/07/officials-say-pilot-whales-no-longer-visible/?partner=RSS

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