Pilot Whales Stranded In Everglades National Park

Wildlife officials are heading to a remote area of Everglades National Park to help pilot whales stranded in shallow water. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales05 Wildlife officials are heading to a remote area of Everglades National Park to help pilot whales stranded in shallow water. (Source: CBS4)
There are about 40 whales in the stranded pod. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales09 There are about 40 whales in the stranded pod. (Source: CBS4)
They were found either beached or stranded in waters in a remote area of the park near Highland Beach in northern Monroe County. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales06 They were found either beached or stranded in waters in a remote area of the park near Highland Beach in northern Monroe County. (Source: CBS4)
They are short-finned pilot whales. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales07 They are short-finned pilot whales. (Source: CBS4)
Those that have survived so far, can be seen swimming in water that is only about 4 or 5 feet deep. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales13 Those that have survived so far, can be seen swimming in water that is only about 4 or 5 feet deep. (Source: CBS4)
Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales02 Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday. (Source: CBS4)
Several dead whales were spotted dead on the shore. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales03 Several dead whales were spotted dead on the shore. (Source: CBS4)
This whale, it appears, was partially eaten by a shark. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales01 This whale, it appears, was partially eaten by a shark. (Source: CBS4)
This appears to be the remains of one of the beached whales. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales04 This appears to be the remains of one of the beached whales. (Source: CBS4)
Park spokeswoman Linda Friar said about six of the whales were pushed back into the water. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales08 Park spokeswoman Linda Friar said about six of the whales were pushed back into the water. (Source: CBS4)
park rangers, along with crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will help the whales again Wednesday. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales10 park rangers, along with crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will help the whales again Wednesday. (Source: CBS4)
It's not known if the whales are sick and trying to beach themselves or if they became stuck in the shallow water at low tide. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales11 It's not known if the whales are sick and trying to beach themselves or if they became stuck in the shallow water at low tide. (Source: CBS4)
There are several baby whales in the pod as well. (Source: CBS4)
stranded whales12 There are several baby whales in the pod as well. (Source: CBS4)
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