Pilot whales stranded near Naples

Kelli Stegeman

Photo: Video by fox4now.com

Pilot whales stranded near Naples

CREATED Jan. 19, 2014

NAPLES, Fla. - A case of deja vu after several Pilot whales were found stranded in shallow water near Naples Sunday.

This comes just one month after more than 50 pilot whales were stranded in the Everglades. 
 
FWC officials say 2 dozen pilot whales tried to beach themselves this time in Gordon Pass. 
 
Three whales successfully beached themselves temporarily but were able to swim away with the tides along with the other whales. 
 
While the whales were in shallow water, rescue crews marked them to follow their progress and make sure these aren't the same group as last month. 
 
Of the 50 stranded last month, seven died on their own and four had to be euthanized. 

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