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Aug 02, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Three days after stranding themselves at Redington Beach, two pilot whales were released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday after a 20-mile boat ride to the southwest.

The decision was made to release the two young whales because three older ones stranded with them Monday morning seem to be doing well since they were hauled back into the gulf, said Clearwater Marine Aquarium CEO David Yates.

Data from satellite tags attached to the older whales shows the three had swum nearly 7...