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TRAGEDY 17 Beached Whales Die in Orlando Matt Cardy / Getty Images

17 Beached Whales Die in Orlando

Seventeen of 22 short-finned pilot whales died after being beached at Avalon State Park in Florida on Saturday. SeaWorld Orlando rescuers worked to help the surviving baby whales, two males and three females. They transported them to Fort Pierce, where they will undergo testing, stabilization, and treatment and will be released into the wild after they become healthy enough. Hundreds of residents came to the beach and helped the animals get upright to assist in their breathing.

September 1, 2012 8:39 PM