Quantcast

Thursday, July 24, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Up to 20 whales moved to deeper water in Everglades, officials say

By Christine Armario & Suzette Laboy

Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 07:47 a.m. HST, Dec 05, 2013


EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. » Wildlife officials say as many as 20 pilot whales in danger of stranding in Everglades National Park are swimming into deeper water.

Blair Mase of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said today that a Coast Guard helicopter spotted the two pods of whales swimming several miles north of their previous location. The whales were in about 12 feet of water.

Mase tells reporters that wildlife workers plan to try using noise such as banging on pipes and revving boat engines to herd the whales out to the open ocean Thursday.

At least 10 whales have died since the mass stranding was discovered Tuesday. There were 41 alive at dusk Wednesday.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 1 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(1)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
serious wrote:
Golly, let nature take its course. They got there they can get out!!!
on December 5,2013 | 08:21AM
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News