There are 41 stranded whales. Six more were found dead, and four others had to be put down.
They are in a remote area near Highland Beach, the western boundary of the park and about 20 miles east of where they normally live.
Blair Mase, a marine mammal scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told CNN the environment was making rescue attempts difficult:
It’s a very difficult situation […] Even in high tide, you’re going to have a series of sandbars and sand flats.