In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla. Federal officials said some whales have died. The marine mammals are known to normally inhabit deep water. (AP Photo/National Park Service)
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EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. —
Wildlife workers are trying to push nearly four dozen stranded pilot whales out of Florida's Everglades National Park and into deeper waters, but so far the animals are not cooperating.
Park spokeswoman Linda Friar says rescuers were making a second attempt Wednesday afternoon to surround the whales with boats and encourage them to move out of the shallow water. Federal officials say six have died, and rescuers worry more may be lost soon.
Workers tried to nudge the whales out to sea earlier Tuesday, but Friar says they did not respond.
The whales were discovered Tuesday in a remote area of the Everglades that takes more than an hour to reach by boat from the nearest park access point.
Pilot whales travel in close-knit pods and it is not uncommon for more than one to get stranded.
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