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20-30 Whales Stranted At The Everglades

A pod of 20-30 whales has been stranded in shallow waters in a remote area of Everglades National Park, officials said

The whales were spotted around 2 p.m. Tuesday near Highland Beach, according to Everglades National Park spokeswoman Linda Friar.

Friar said rangers and workers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration responded and found 10 beached whales and the others in shallow waters nearby.

Four of the whales died but the workers were able to get six back into the water, Friar said.

The workers left for the night and were returning Wednesday to try to assist the remaining whales. Four boats and a crew of 15 were heading to the remote spot, Friar said.

Friar said the shallow water was making it difficult to get the whales back out to sea.

“It’s so shallow at low tide for such a long distance it makes it more difficult to get the whales to an area where they can swim away,” Friar said.

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