Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN | JP

Environment

Most of the stranded whales move out to sea

Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 00:48

Dec. 5 - Thirty-five out of the 51 stranded pilot whales are moving towards deeper waters in Florida's Everglades National Park. Colette Luke reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Most of the stranded pilot whales are finally moving towards deeper waters. Rescuers bang on pipes and rev their boat engines to direct the rest of the whales away from shore. In the morning, they were north of where they were day the before, and by afternoon, 35 pilot whales were heading towards deeper waters several miles from shore. Fifty-one short-finned pilot whales were beached in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park this week. Eleven have died and five have gone missing. Pilot whales are deep-water species that live in tight groups and typically do not leave other members to die. It is a good sign the whales are acting out of norm and moving away from shore.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Most of the stranded whales move out to sea

Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 00:48