CANBERRA, Oct. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Dozens of stranded
pilot whales have died at Marion Bay in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia.
The 60 dead pilot whales were among around 80 whales in total, who beached themselves and was spotted by a fisherman earlier on Tuesday, with rescue teams working
frantically to save the few that remain alive, Australian Broadcasting
Corporation radio reported.
|About 60 pilot whales are beached at Marion
Bay on the east coast of Tasmania about 60 kilometres from
Another seven whales beached across the channel at
the popular surfing spot Bone-yard, while three have been successfully rescued
The area, on the southern side of the bay, is
inaccessible by road or foot.
A team of Parks and Wildlife officers has been joined
by about 50 volunteers to try to rescue the remaining animals.