Rescuers race to save dozens of stranded pilot whales in New Zealand

Rescuers race to save dozens of stranded pilot whales in New Zealand

The Guardian

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About 50 long-finned pilot whales became stuck in the shallow water off Farewell Spit, and about 26 have died

A team of experts and volunteers are racing the tides to save a pod of pilot whales stranded at Farewell Spit at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island.

Dozens of the roughly 50 long-finned pilot whales have already died since they stranded on Monday, and the remaining animals stayed in the shallows on Tuesday morning despite efforts to move them out to sea.

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