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Scores of stranded whales and dolphins saved

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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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Scores of stranded whales and dolphins saved


www.telegraph.co.uk

The 194 pilot whales and half a dozen bottlenose dolphins became stranded on Naracoopa Beach on the island, which lies between Tasmania and the mainland, on Sunday evening.

Chris Arthur, of Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service, said 54 whales and seven dolphins were still alive when the rescue effort began.

By Monday evening, 48 animals had been returned to the sea by officials and local volunteers.

The whales were saved by trenches dug in the sand that allowed water to surround them, as volunteers doused the animals with water and draped them in wet fabric to keep cool.

Groups of volunteers used stretchers to lug dolphins into the shallows, and other officials used small boats and a jet ski to pull whales out to sea.

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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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Ahhh, nice to see a feel-happy story amidst all the angst and chaos taking place right now. In particular when we have all the controversy surrounding activists and the Japanese whalers butchery and slaughter of whales, it's nice to see people going all out saving these magestic creatures from dying through creative measures.

It's still puzzling why they beach themselves in the first place though. My guess is something to do with our sonar devices disrupting their own signals.

Nice to see this end happily though, for the most part. Such wonderful creatures.

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