Dozens of Pilot Whales Beached in Florida National Park
Around 30 whales were beached in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida. Rangers attempted to keep the animals stable until the tide rose enough to allow them to return to sea. Of the ten members of the pod stranded on shore, four had died, while the remaining six had been successfully returned to deeper water. The animals were believed to be short-finned pilot whales, typically found in deep water in tropical and temperate areas. These whales are very social and would hardly leave one of their stranded friends even if its dead. Report by Sophie Foster.