33 dead pilot whales die on beach in Florida : Over 50 whales dead in 2 months (Florida, USA)

The ocean update

Pod-Pilot-Whales-StrandedJanuary 24th, 2014. 33 dead whales were found beached in Florida and this comes on the heels of other events of beached dead whales in the state within the last few months. According to MSN on Jan. 24, the 25 whales were first spotted swimming Sunday near Gordon Pass in Naples and the whales were marked by biologists.

The pod of pilot whales were tracked on Sunday and then spotted again on Monday near Marco Pass just off Marco Island. The biologists tracked them until they were about two miles out at sea.

Then on Thursday 25 whales were spotted beached on Kice Island by a boater. This was about 16 miles south of where the whales were first discovered on Sunday. The whales that had beached themselves were all dead, which was confirmed by a FWC field biologist who was working in tandem with FWC law enforcement.

Sixteen female whales and nine…

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