Dozens Of Pilot Whales Are Stranded In Shallow Water In Florida

Marine scientists say their future "does not look good".

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The outlook for them isn't promising.

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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.

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It's a very difficult situation [...] Even in high tide, you're going to have a series of sandbars and sand flats.

Such strandings are common. Last year, nearly two dozen pilot whales stranded and beached themselves in Florida.

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