Two of seven previously stranded pilot whales are swimming strong in the Florida Straits. The mammals were released Saturday from the lower Florida Keys.
Five pilot whales which were part of a group that beached themselves near Cudjoe Key last week have survived another night.
Two of the seven surviving whales were released early Saturday afternoon. A total of 14 whales have died after beaching themselves near Cudjoe Key late Thursday afternoon.
A total of 13 whales have died after beaching themselves near Cudjoe Key late Thursday afternoon. That leaves 7 whales in stable, but guarded condition.
Marine mammal rescuers are working to save at least 16 pilot whales who were found stranded off the lower Florida Keys late Thursday afternoon.