Officials: 35 pilot whales in deeper water; optimism growing for animals stranded since Tues.

  • Article by: CHRISTINE ARMARIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 4:30 PM

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. — Pods of 35 pilot whales slowly swam Thursday into deeper water off Florida's southwest coast, raising optimism that the strandings of whales on Everglades National Park beaches may soon end on a positive note.

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FrankLDec. 5, 13 2:52 PM

Do the experts ever think that maybe they do this as part of dying? I remember my dog the day before she died, she wandered off to the woods a mile away even though she was extremely weak.

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georgina17Dec. 6, 13 5:56 AM

FrankL: That's a reasonable question. I question your premise, though, because these whales are so socially connected to each other that this beaching would be comparable to all the other dogs in your neighborhood going along with your dog. It doesn't seem that the normal behavior of a species would involve so many healthy animals going along with the ill or weak to die.

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