CLEARWATER, Fla. — New satellite tracking data reveals good news about the five beached whales that were helped last week by dozens of officials and volunteers.
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The whales were beached for nearly 10 hours July 29 on Redington Beach. Three of them were taken out to deeper waters that day.
The other two were taken to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, treated and released.
David Yates, the aquarium's chief executive officer, said the whales released on July 29 were together and that the other two were headed in their direction.
"We are very happy with the continuing progress of all five amazing whales," Yates said.
The whales ranged from 800 to 1,800 pounds and were 10 to 14 feet long.