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At least 22 whales died stranded on the southern coast of Florida as they headed to the Atlantic Ocean. According to reports made ​​by fishermen to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States, the aquatic mammals were part of a group of 51 whales, 35 of which entered a stretch of shallow water near Highland Beach in Monroe County.

Initially, 11 whales were found dead last week when Florida officials received the first stranding alert. On Sunday, the 8th, eight more cetaceans were found lifeless.

Experts still don’t know the cause of death. Among the hypotheses are diseases and/or disorientation due to some external reason, such as a loud noise or environmental pollution in the water.

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