Australian rescuers race to save stranded pilot whales

State wildlife services personnel and volunteers battle to save the about 200 pilot whales that were found beached yesterday on Macquarie Heads on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia, today. – AFP, September 23, 2022.

AUSTRALIAN rescuers battled today to refloat the last surviving pilot whales from a mass stranding that killed nearly 200 of the animals on a surf-battered beach in Tasmania.

Fewer than 10 of the shiny black mammals are still alive on Ocean Beach, in remote western Tasmania, state wildlife services said.

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