8:17 p.m. Update: The whales are injured.
When I first saw the article at 1:00, there was no word of their injuries, so I linked to it and quoted Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home because it seemed strangely appropriate. Now it's inappropriate.
The scientists watching the whales still hope to lure them back to salt water, where they should be safer and should be better able to heal.
Be OK, whales.