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‘Like a whale graveyard’: one third of stranded whales off Tasmania dead – Sydney Morning Herald

About one third of a group of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania’s west coast have died, with the rescue operation expected to take days.



“Triage will be important here,” said wildlife biologist Dr Kris Carlyon.
“We will take the animals with the best chance to start with, and also the ones we will be able to deal with some of the animals may be too big for us to deal with.”
Nic Deka, north-west regional manager for Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service, said the coming days would be “a process of trying to find the best method” to move the whales.
The stranded animals are understood to be pilot whales, a species which can grow…

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