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Australians Try to Save 15 Beached Whales

Australian rescuers were racing against time to save 15 short-finned pilot whales Friday after more than 150 of the migrating mammals beached on the country’s west coast.

Most of the whales had died, said Jeremy Chick, incident controller at Western Australia’s conservation department, after becoming stranded on dry land overnight.

Authorities and trained volunteers were trying to save 15 in shallow waters.

The whales beached at Hamelin Bay, 315 km (198 miles) south of the state’s capital, Perth.

While whales regularly get stranded on the coastal strip migrating between Antarctic feeding grounds in the south and warmer northern waters where they raise their young, read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com


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