EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK (WKOW) -- Dozens of short-finned pilot whales are trapped in shallow water off Florida's Everglades National Park.
Wildlife officials say six have died and nearly 50 others are stuck near the beach. Crews able to get some of the beached whales back into the water.
CNN reports the whales are believed to have approached the beach at high tide but were unable to leave when the tide dropped, according to Everglades park spokeswoman Linda Friar.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration marine mammal scientist Blair Mase says they're stranded in "miles and miles" of shallow water. Officials were prepared to euthanize them if needed but are just observing them, Mase said.
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