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Stranded pilot whales stick together

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MIAMI — They won’t leave their dead behind.

That might be one of the reasons why a pod of 41 short-finned pilot whales remains stranded in shallow waters near Highland Beach at Everglades National Park. On Tuesday, nine whales were beached and six died overnight. On Wednesday, four more were euthanized.

Officials of the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been trying to herd the whales into deeper water,…

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