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Neptune notwithstanding, beached whales are baffling

By Susan Scott

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013

~~<p>In a heartbreaking scene that made national news last week, 22 pilot whales died off Florida's Everglades National Park when they got stranded in shallow water. The other 29 members of the pod floundering near shore disappeared after rescuers tried guiding them back to sea.</p>
<p>No one knows whether the living whales returned safely to the open ocean or if they died and got recycled by sharks and other marine scavengers.</p>
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In a heartbreaking scene that made national news last week, 22 pilot whales died off Florida's Everglades National Park when they got stranded in shallow water. The other 29 members of the pod floundering near shore disappeared after rescuers tried guiding them back to sea.

No one knows whether the living whales returned safely to the open ocean or if they died and got recycled by sharks and other marine scavengers. Login for more...



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