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.