Dozens of stranded false killer whales die in the Everglades

Scientists are investigating what caused dozens of false killer whales to strand themselves on a beach in the Everglades.

Experts first got wind of the situation on Saturday when someone reported seeing a whale swimming off the coast of Hog Key.

NOAA scientists then found the beach full of the whales, 95 total. 81 of them are dead, 13 are unaccounted for. Only one is alive.

The National Park Service closed off the area due to safety reasons.

According to NOAA, false killer whales are members of the dolphin family, and have been known to strand in large numbers.

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