(CNN) -- The struggle between life and death is not going so well for dozens of pilot whales stranded in shallow waters in Florida.
Rescuers have been trying to save about 30 whales by herding them into deeper waters.
Of the 51 whales originally stranded, 11 have died and five gone missing in the shallow waters on the edge of Everglades National Park, NOAA Fisheries officials said.
Scientists spotted 20 whales Friday afternoon about five nautical miles off shore.
The pod was moving in a southward direction and inshore, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
"The whales were reportedly swimming more slowly and in a more disorganized fashion, which may suggest exhaustion, dehydration or malnutrition," marine scientists said.
NOAA Fisheries is keeping crews on standby for necropsies and to rescue any live stranded whales.
Pilot whales are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, but they are not endangered.
Mass strandings by pilot whales are not uncommon in Florida.
In 2012, nearly two dozen pilot whales stranded and beached themselves. In 2011, 23 pilot whales stranded and beached themselves.
CNN's Mariano Castillo and Marlena Baldacci contributed to this report.
(CNN) -- Jay Z once rapped about his 99 problems. But this number will have him smiling: nine Grammy Award nominations and the leading contender.
Other top nominees are rapper Kendrick Lamar, rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams.
MARTINSBURG - Area organizations are continuing their public outreach and education efforts about the Affordable Care Act in an effort to help individuals interested in enrolling under the new federal health care law.
Ashley Adams, Eastern Panhandle coordinator with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care - a nonprofit organization based in Charleston - said she's encountered plenty of questions while speaking before various groups.
"But many people also don't know much about the Affordable Care Act - that it is the law of the land and it actually was signed into law in 2010," Adams said, adding that some polls have found as many as 40 percent of those surveyed don't know what the law entails.
ew Orleans - The New Orleans Saints announced today that a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® representative will be in attendance for the Saints' Sunday Night Football contest against the Carolina Panthers on December 8, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
The official record that the Saints and their fans will attempt to break will be "the loudest crowd roar at an indoor sports stadium." The current record is 126 dBA, which was set by fans of the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento on November 15, 2013.
WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday that separate misconduct investigations of two officers, including one accused of running a prostitution operation from his apartment, were devastating for the entire department.
"It only takes one cop to do one thing like this to shake everybody in our community," Lanier told reporters as police revealed that a third officer had been disciplined in connection with one of the investigations.
After suffering two road losses at Rice 77-64 and at Nebraska 87-64 in late November, the Southern Lady Jaguars basketball team will return to the court and the F.G. Clark Activity Center Saturday at 11 a.m. as they host Spring Hill College.
Although the road trip resulted in the Lady Jaguars suffering two losses, coach Sandy Pugh said the experience that her team received was invaluable.
“I think we grew up a lot against Nebraska,” Pugh said. “Talking to the (players) about details, and narrowing the window of errors.
The Southern men’s basketball team came up just short in a game against one of last season’s co-champions of the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday.
The Jaguars get a shot at the other co-champion when they play Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday in Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.
Southern is 2-6 after a 75-74 overtime loss at Denver on Tuesday. Tech and Denver were both 16-2 in the WAC last season.
“I like the way we’re playing, we’re putting ourselves in position to win,” Jaguars coach Roman Banks said Friday.
ATLANTA — A little more than eight months out from the launch of the SEC Network, some of the network’s programming is beginning to take shape.
The network will start with a football doubleheader on Thursday, Aug.