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Seventy whales stranded in Tasmania released, but only 20 remain well enough for rescue – The Guardian

At least 380 whales are dead in one of the largest mass strandings on record globally and the biggest in Australia’s history



Whale rescuers at one of the worlds largest stranding events on Tasmanias west coast have now released 70 of the 470 marine mammals into the ocean, with only 20 of those remaining now well enough to be rescued.
Vets at the scene in Macquarie Harbour have recommended four of the long-finned pilot whales be euthanised. The task was being carried out on Thursday morning.
At least 380 have died since the stranding was discovered on Monday. Rescuers are now focusing efforts on 20 remaining whales.

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