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Rescue mission to save whales stranded on Tasmania’s west coast enters second day – The Guardian

Approximately 25 whales from the pod of 270 were freed on Tuesday but about one-third have died



A mission to save surviving pilot whales from a pod stranded on Tasmanias remote west coast will resume for a second day.
Roughly 25 whales from the 270-strong pod were guided to freedom by boats fitted with special slings on Tuesday.
The group became stuck on sandbars at Macquarie Harbour on Monday and authorities say about one-third have since perished.
A more accurate toll is expected on Wednesday morning after rescuers assess the scene from a helicopter using infrared technology.
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