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99 Whales Stranded in New Zealand

It is the third mass-stranding this season

Conservation authorities in New Zealand are contending with another mass-stranding of whales that has left dozens of animals dead at Farewell Spit on the country's south island. Volunteers and officials refloated and saved 17 of 99 stranded whales on Monday, but another 40 whales re-beached themselves on Tuesday when they failed to escape the area's shallow water at low tide. Thirty-six whales died Monday. This is the third mass-stranding of pilot whales in Farewell Spit this season, including an incident earlier this month involving 25 whales. Department of Conservation area manager John Mason says the number of strandings is unusually high.

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