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91 Whales Die in NZ, Australia

Rescue efforts hampered by weather

The last of 91 beached whales died on Wednesday in New Zealand. The mass beaching began Saturday, when 24 sperm whales and two minke whales ran aground in Tasmania, and continued when 65 pilot whales became stranded on New Zealand’s South Island. Rescue efforts were hampered by weather, and only two whales were returned to the ocean. The incidents do not appear to be related and biologists are unsure what may have caused the beachings.

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