Officials in boats monitor the scene where dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida"s Everglades National Park, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
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Whale pod beached off Florida coast

Six whales have died and at least 40 others are stranded after a pod beached off Florida's Everglades National Park.

US government officials have said the pilot whales were swimming in only 3ft (0.9m) of salt water at a remote beach on Tuesday.

Initial rescue efforts have been stymied because the water around the animals is too shallow for boats.

  • 04 Dec 2013
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