81 False Killer Whales Dead After Massive Stranding in Everglades National Park


Dozens of false killer whales are dead after a massive group stranding in Everglades National Park over the weekend.

Everglades National Park officials said on Facebook Monday that a total of 95 false killer whales were spotted in a remote part of the park on Saturday. Rescue officials were able to reach the whales Sunday and tried to move them to deeper water, but many were deeply embedded in the mangroves, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials told The Palm Beach Post.

Park officials uploaded aerial photos showing the dark outlines of the false killer whales. Some of the whales were stranded in small groups and others alone.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Mary Bowerman