Five pilot whales which stranded themselves on a South Florida beach along with 22 others are doing better after being hydrated with fish smoothies through a feeding tube every four hours and monitoring their activity levels around the clock.
Officials at a Florida Keys-based marine mammal rehabilitation center Saturday euthanized the third of seven surviving pilot whales that stranded May 5 off the lower Florida Keys.
Several Key Largo hotels are offering reduced-rate accommodations for visitors who want to join round-the-clock efforts to rehabilitate three surviving pilot whales recovering at the Florida Keys-based Marine Mammal Conservancy.
Three of the 21 pilot whales are left and the marine mammal rehabilitation center in the Florida Keys is still looking for volunteers to maintain 24-hour vigils for the whales that stranded earlier this month.
Two of the four female pilot whales that survived a May 5 mass stranding in the Lower Keys was classified as critical. But the whales are still getting around-the-clock care at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo.
Five pilot whales which survived a mass stranding off Cudjoe Key last week have been taken to a marine life rehab center in Key Largo.
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.