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Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

About 25 Pilot Whales Found Dead Off Fla.

Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida’s southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33.

01/23/2014

Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

Necropsies Continue On Whales Beached Off SW Fla.

Biologists are continuing to perform necropsies on eight pilot whales that died in shallow waters off southwest Florida.

01/22/2014

Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

8 Pilot Whales Found Dead

A total of eight pilot whales have died in the waters off the state’s southwest coast Tuesday, and a total of six remain unaccounted for Tuesday.

01/21/2014

Several dead whales were spotted dead on the shore. (Source: CBS4)

NOAA: 11 Dead Whales Suffered From Malnutrition

Eleven of the pilot whales found dead in the Florida Keys were found to be emaciated and suffering from malnutrition, according to federal officials Monday.

12/09/2013

Rangers helped some of the whales, but about 10 were beached late Tuesday. (Source: CBS4)

Officials Find 11 Dead Whales In Fla. Keys

Eleven whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead, according to national wildlife officials.

12/08/2013

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Pilot Whales Behavior Raises Concern For Wildlife Experts

Wildlife experts were “cautiously hopeful” Thursday as dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded Tuesday seemed to be heading back to home range in deeper waters. But after aerial observation, 20 of the whales were spotted moving closer toward shore, raising a red flag to experts.

12/06/2013

Volunteers try to herd into deeper water. (Source: CBS4)

Marine Experts “Cautiously Optimistic” As Whales Head Toward Deeper Waters

The fate for the remaining live pilot whales seemed bleak Wednesday as the miles between them and their home-range of deeper waters had shallows and sand flats in-between—making it difficult to navigate. However, on Thursday, experts’ optimism boosted as 35 of the whales seem to be headed in the right direction.

12/05/2013

A sperm whale carcass similar to this one was found off the coast of Key Largo Thursday.

Sperm Whale Carcass Off Deerfield Beach Pulled Out To Sea

The carcass of a 40-foot female sperm whale was found early Monday near the International Fishing Pier in Deerfield Beach.

CBS4–12/17/2012

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