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    17 Beached Whales Die in Orlando

    ST AUSTELL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14:  People gather on the beach to see a whale which died last night after being stranded at Carlyon Bay on August 14, 2012 in St Austell, England. The stranded whale was spotted by holidaymakers just after 5pm, Initially rescuers had hoped to refloat it, however the 60ft 20 metre fin whale, a globally endangered species and the second largest animal on the planet, later died on the beach.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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    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.

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