Hours after wildlife officials closed the books on last week's stranding of 51 pilot whales in a remote stretch of the Everglades with hopes the survivors made it out to sea, a call from the Lower Keys fractured those hopes.
On Sunday, 11 more whales were found dead, raising the toll to 22.
The discovery came more than a day after Coast Guard searchers lost contact with the pod. The spot is 60 miles from the Everglades stranding - in the direction the pod was heading. If they are from the same pod, that leaves 29 animals still unaccounted for.