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Pilot Whale

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.


Four surviving pilot whales in quarantine area for care at SeaWorld Orlando. (Source: SeaWorld Orlando)

4 Pilot Whales That Survived Stranding Moved To SeaWorld Orlando

our young pilot whales who survived a mass stranding on a Florida beach are now being cared for at SeaWorld Orlando.


Twenty whales stranded themselves Saturday on a Ft. Pierce beach.  (Source: Tom McMaster)

Whale That Survived Stranding Dies At Rehab Center

One of the five whales who survived a mass stranding on a South Florida park beach beach has died at Ft. Pierce rehab center.


(Source: SeaWorld) Experts work on a pilot whale rescued in the Keys in an effort to help the whale's curved spine, which is preventing the whale from swimming properly (Handout).

Whale in Keys Stranding Getting Brace To Help Swimming

One of the pilot whales who survived a stranding in the Keys will be getting help from a special Seaworld team that has designed equipment to help the whale’s curved spine, a problem that has stopped it from swimming normally.


(Photo Credit: Sea World Orlando) Brant Gabriel, a member of SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team, gives some TLC to the pilot whale transported to SeaWorld early Monday morning, September 12. The sub-adult female - one of more than 20 that beached themselves in the lower Florida Keys in early May - suffers from a curvature of the spine and although shows signs of improvement, animal experts with the National Marine Fisheries Service have determined the whale is unlikely to completely recover. The National Marine Fisheries Service chose SeaWorld as the whale’s permanent home because of the park’s expertise with pilot whales and other stranded animals. The whale was being cared for by SeaWorld experts and volunteers at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo.

Surviving Pilot Whale Taken To SeaWorld

A pilot whale which had been convalescing at a Key Largo facility since a mass stranding on May 5 now has a new home at SeaWorld in Orlando.



SeaWorld Given Permission To Take Sick Keys Whale

The last pilot whale remaining at a Key Largo rehab facility from a mass stranding last May will soon be on its way to SeaWorld Orlando.



Stranded Pilot Whale Still Rehabbing In Key Largo

A 13 foot pilot whale named Caroline is getting lots of attention as she swims around her pen in Florida Bay in Key Largo.


Stranded Pilot Whale

Rehabbed Whale Won’t Be Released Into Wild

The last of nearly two dozen pilot whales that became stranded off the Florida Keys last May will not be released back into the wild because it has developed scoliosis.



Stranded Young Pilot Whale Gets New Home In Orlando

A pilot whale calf, that stranded off the lower Florida Keys in May, and recovered at the Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC) in Key Largo, was transported to SeaWorld Orlando, arriving there early Saturday morning.


Stranded Pilot Whale

Pilot Whale Stranded In Keys Likely To Stay In Captivity

A pilot whale that stranded off the Florida Keys is likely to remain in captivity. The whale was among seven brought to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo after surviving a stranding May 5 off Cudjoe Key.