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Locals save stranded pilot whales at Karikari beach, New Zealand

08-23-2010 08:54 BJT

Rescuers try to lift a stranded pilot whale at Karikari beach, in New Zealand. Only nine of 63 whales which beached themselves in a northern New Zealand bay survived, rescuers said. Although 13 whales were refloated, a day after they were found stranded in the sand, four were unable to make their way out to sea and had to be put down. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
Rescuers try to lift a stranded pilot whale at Karikari beach, in New Zealand. 
Only nine of 63 whales which beached themselves in a northern New Zealand bay 
survived, rescuers said. Although 13 whales were refloated, a day after they 
were found stranded in the sand, four were unable to make their way out to 
sea and had to be put down. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

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