Article Photos: Officials: 20 whales spotted closer to shore 7/9

Vultures feed off the carcasses of an adult whale and and a calf ,Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Highland Beach in the Everglades National Park, Fla. Wildlife officials prepared Thursday to use sound and other herding techniques to try to save pilot whales in danger of stranding as a glimmer of hope emerged for at least 20 of the animals spotted swimming in life-saving deeper water. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, Pool)