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Dozens of Stranded Whales - "Outlook Not Good"

Wildlife officials are working with volunteers to try and save dozens of whales trapped off Florida's Everglades National Park.
Wildlife officials are working with volunteers to try and save dozens of whales trapped off Florida's Everglades National Park.

Ten whales have already died, and the prognosis isn't good for dozens of others. Reports show, a fisherman first spotted them: dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded in shallow water off the Florida Everglades. No one knows why some of the whales beached themselves and died. Other whales had to be euthanized because of the "poor condition" they were found in. Now, wildlife officials are just trying to save the rest. Officials say the area is remote and is peppered with sandbars and sand flats -- even at high tide. As they tried to nudge the whales out to sea, many turned and came right back.

Their bodies already under stress and being so loyal to the rest of the pod, the whales aren't exactly cooperating with their rescuers.

Wildlife officials want to set low expectations that they'll be able to save the rest of the whales. Wildlife experts will perform necropsies -- animal autopsies -- on the ten whales which have died. By doing so, officials hope to learn why so many whales got stranded in the first place.
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