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DOZENS OF PILOT WHALES HAVE DIED IN A MASS STRANDING IN TASMANIA

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008

Article from: Reuters

A wildlife official put the number of stranded whales at 64, and said 13 of those were still alive as of November 30, 2004 - Volunteers and Parks and Wildlife officers battle to rescue beached pilot whales on Maria Island, Tasmania. Photo - Peter Mathewaround 8pm local time (0900 GMT).

The whales were discovered by a member of the public at Stanley on the island’s northwest coast, local parks manager Chris Arthur said in a statement.

An attempt would be made to rescue the surviving animals on Sunday, he said.

“We have equipment and whale rescue trailers coming from around the state,” Mr Arthur said.

Mass strandings of whales occur periodically in Australia and New Zealand for reasons that are not entirely understood.

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