• Short Summary

    A school of pilot whales, numbering almost 50, twice attempted suicide on a Florida beach on Friday (August 20).

  • Description

    A school of pilot whales, numbering almost 50, twice attempted suicide on a Florida beach on Friday (August 20). The whales apparently followed two other whales which had been captured for and aquarium, and swam into shallow water.

    People on the beach tried to push and tow the stranded mammals back to deep water but it was a two-hour struggle before the task was completed. Later some of them returned to shore at another part of the beach and the battle was on again. Finally all but four of the whales were forced back into deep water. The other four died. This film comes from the National Broadcasting Company of America.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49XZS3ZY7DLKHECTWY120MMIG
    Media URN:
    VLVA49XZS3ZY7DLKHECTWY120MMIG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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