KEY LARGO, Fla. -- The final whale that was stranded in May off the Florida Keys has arrived in Orlando.
The 1,100-pound, 12-foot-long female pilot whale calf arrived at SeaWorld early Monday. The whale was placed in a water-filled transport unit for the 300-mile trip from the Marine Mammal Conservancy in the Keys.
Marine mammal experts and a veterinarian accompanied the whale.
The whale is entering the rehabilitation facility because her injuries are too severe to withstand the rigors of the wild.(Read more...)