Saturday, July 26, 2014   

Volunteers try to save beached whales
(01-14 09:55)

At least 13 pilot whales were beached on a remote New Zealand coastline and conservation officials were desperately battling to prevent another 50 from reaching the shore.
It is the second mass stranding in a week at the remote Farewell Spit, at the top of the South Island, which has become notorious as a whale graveyard.
Department of Conservation officials said they were alerted to the latest stranding late morning today and were using a boat to try to shepherd the whales still afloat out to sea.
Volunteers were protecting the stranded whales from the sun until an attempt to refloat them at the next high tide.—AFP


   
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