About 200 pilot whales die on Australian beach


People try to rescue stranded pilot whales at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania on September 22, 2020. Australian rescuers say in the latest incident on the west coast of Tasmania, about 200 pilot whales died. – EPA pic, September 22, 2022.

ABOUT 200 pilot whales have died after stranding themselves on an exposed, surf-swept beach on the rugged west coast of Tasmania, Australian rescuers said today.

Just 35 of the approximately 230 beached whales are still alive, according to state wildlife services, who described a tough battle ahead to rescue survivors. 


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