Beached whales, all female or calves, died within feet of each other

December 9, 2013 11:06 PM

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Beached whales, all female or calves, died within feet of each other

Wildlife officials were trying to determine why more whales stranded themselves in Florida over the weekend and died, but some sad details were emerging Monday.

The 11 pilot whales found dead Sunday in the Florida Keys were all female or young calves, and they all came ashore within feet of one another on a small beach, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service said Monday. Two of the females were pregnant.

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