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Stranded: A Whale Rescue Tale

The story of five pilot whales was seen around the world. Now, it's the focus of a new documentary.

10 Tampa Bay, Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Published: 7:26 PM EDT September 24, 2021
Updated: 8:02 PM EDT October 21, 2021

In Summer 2019, Clearwater Marine Aquarium received a rescue call like none it had ever received. Five pilot whales had stranded on a beach just 14 miles south of its marine life hospital. Every decision from then on was made to ensure the health and safety of the whales, the staff working on them, and the community members who came together to support their efforts.

"Stranded: A Whale Rescue Tale" is a documentary featuring original footage from the beach and the series of events that followed.

Watch as a community of scientists, biologists and bystanders work to save the animals and gain information on why they stranded – a phenomenon that has been bewildering scientists for generations.

On Oct. 21, 2021, 10 Tampa Bay aired a special screening of the documentary. And, for one week only, it is available to stream on 10 Tampa Bay's Roku and Fire TV apps. Make sure to catch it before the end of the day on Oct. 28. 

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