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Rescuers lead pod of pilot whales safely back to deep waters

Florida rescuers were able to herd a pod of pilot whales heading for a stranding back into deeper waters.

Two whales were actually stuck in shallow water at one point yesterday in Gordon Pass.
   
More than 20 members of the pod followed them into the pass.
NOAA says the whales were corralled out of the pass and into open water yesterday afternoon.
   
The high tide helped push the animals back into the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers aren't  sure if these whales are members of the same group that was stranded in the Everglades in December, but say that pods of whales will stick together.

"If one is sick or injured they will continue to stay with it even if it goes into a, into a dangerous situation in the shallows like this one did."

They say the whales appear very thin a sign that they're in distress.
Rescuers are monitoring the situation.