11 more pilot whales found dead, raising death toll to 22

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Eleven pilot whales beached themselves and died at Snipe Point, Fla.    NOAA/REUTERS

The story of the 51 pilot whales stranded in shallow water at the edge of Everglades National Park, Fla., does not have a happy ending. Eleven were found dead last week and another 11 were found beached in the lower Florida Keys Sunday. Authorities say it’s unlikely any more will be found alive.

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Tragedy as more dead dolphins wash up in Florida… just as stranded pilot whales manage to swim free from the Everglades

Sad sight: This was one of three dolphins that turned up dead along Flagler County beaches since last weekend

Sad sight: This was one of three dolphins that turned up dead along Flagler County beaches since last weekend

Dead bottlenose dolphins are continuing to wash up along beaches along Florida’s east coast.

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