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More than 50 pilot whales have become stranded on a beach near Cape Town, South Africa.
Marine scientists and volunteers managed to get more than 20 of the whales back into the water despite bad weather and high waves but the rest had to be humanely killed because they could not be returned to the sea.
Rescuers say it is unclear why the whales came ashore.
hey all do you remeber those dolphins and whales that beached themselves in west australia and tazmania.
In WA mass stranding events were recorded in 1986, 1988, 2002 and 2005.
There is evidence that active sonar may hurt whales and lead to their beaching. On some occasions whales have been stranded shortly after military sonar was active in the area, suggesting a link.