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Biologists examining bodies of 25 pilot whales beached in Florida

Biologists and wildlife officials have taken samples from the bodies of 25 pilot whales who beached near Kice Island in southwest Florida. There has been an increase in the deaths of whales in Florida but it's not known why this is happening.

Rescuers trying to save dozens of stranded whales in Florida

A pod of some 50 pilot whales has stranded itself in the Florida Everglades National Park along the Gulf of Mexico. Officials can't say why and already about 10 of the whales have died. Fisherman discovered the pod there on Tuesday.

Chance of survival low for stranded pilot whales off Fla. coast

Dozens of short-finned pilot whales have somehow become stranded in shallow water off the coast of Florida's Everglades National Park. Ten of the whales have already died, with several having been euthanized. Wildlife officials fear that more will die.

Op-Ed: Faroe Islands — Between lethal tradition and awakening Special

A total of 1,534 pilot whales and dolphins had already been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands this year by mid-November. A bitter setback for whale and dolphin protectors. Nevertheless, there is reason for hope.

Op-Ed: Dolphin activist campaign urges media to cover Taiji Cove Special

Taiji - After a brutal start to the dolphin hunt season, activists fight back by campaigning their way into CNN coverage of the mass killing of pilot whales and dolphins at Taiji Cove, in Japan.

Fishermen drive first marine mammals of season into Taiji Cove

Taiji - A week into the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan, fishermen have driven their first marine mammals into the cove, a pod of around 20-22 pilot whales with juveniles.

Video: 22 whales beached on Florida shore — only 5 survive

Fort Pierce - Despite the best efforts of volunteers and officials only 5 whales survived after a pod of 22 pilot whales beached themselves on the South Florida coast this weekend.

Pod of 90 pilot whales beach in New Zealand

Nelson - New Zealand officials report pilot whales have beached close to Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, in the northern part of New Zealand's South Island. This is the second time pilot whales have beached in this area in a month, and the third time in two months.

80 pilot whales beached in New Zealand, half are dead

A second mass beaching of whales in a month has occurred in New Zealand. This time 80 pilot whales have beached at Spirits Bay at the tip of New Zealand's North Island.

Stranded whales put down

A large group of whales that had become stranded near Cape Town, South Africa had to be put down after a failed rescue attempt.

7 beached pilot whales die on Galapagos

Seven pilot whales that came ashore on the Galapagos Islands died Sunday, despite the efforts of rescuers who dug makeshift pools in the sand to keep them from dehydrating. Five other whales in the group were returned to the ocean.
 

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A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
More than 100 whales mysteriously washed up on a beach this week in the port town of Tuticorin in so...
More than 100 whales mysteriously washed up on a beach this week in the port town of Tuticorin in southeastern India.
SisKa
Dead pilot whales in Hvalba  Faroe islands
Dead pilot whales in Hvalba, Faroe islands
Erik Christensen
Hunted pilot whales are dragged into the water and then towed to the nearby port. Picture was taken ...
Hunted pilot whales are dragged into the water and then towed to the nearby port. Picture was taken after a hunt on June 5, 2012 in the Bay of Sandur.
Hans Peter Roth
In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taij...
In this file photo captured short-finned pilot whales are seen on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
Pilot whales beached on Florida coast
Pilot whales beached on Florida coast
Shannon Ertle/YouTube
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employ...
A captured short-finned pilot whale is measured by fishery workers including Fisheries Agency employees at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of Taiji, 420 km (260 miles) southwest of Tokyo
With permission by Reuters / Issei Kato
Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globiceph...
Long- and short-finned species of pilot whales (that belong to the order Cetacea and genus Globicephala) are difficult to distinguish from a distance.
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