Ugh… this makes me so sad, but there are people trying to help them today
Several agencies are working to help a group of whales that appear to have beached themselves on Redington Beach since about 6:30 this morning.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office sent out a tweet and it appears they are pilot whales.
Someone from Clearwater marine said: “They have come to shore, they don’t do that unless something is wrong. However, these are social animals that live in groups of up to 10 to 100. So it’s a possibility that if one of them is sick, the others would follow, So we’re trying to assess their body condition, give them general health assessments and figure out what’s going on with them.”
Whales can also suffer from sunburn, so tents have been set up in the water to protect them from the sun’s rays.
So happy that there are groups helping them.
Read more HERE
Deputies out with @MyFWC and @CMAquarium marine biologists on Redington Beach for five distressed whales who appear to have beached themselves. pic.twitter.com/dXlTIFG4H9— Pinellas SO (@SheriffPinellas) July 29, 2019