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60 whales die in mass stranding
www.chinaview.cn 2005-10-25 15:16:23

    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.

Dozens of stranded pilot whales have died at Marion Bay in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia.
About 60 pilot whales are beached at Marion Bay on the east coast of Tasmania about 60 kilometres from Hobart.

    Another seven whales beached across the channel at the popular surfing spot Bone-yard, while three have been successfully rescued so far.

    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. Enditem

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