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A POD of about 30 pilot whales have become stranded on Bruny Island, south of the Tasmanian state capital Hobart, wildlife authorities say.
Department of Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Liz Wren told the Hobart Mercury newspaper that 12 of the whales were still alive with people on the beach trying to move them back into the water.
"Preliminary reports indicate around 30 whales have stranded with some believed to be still alive," a statement from the department said.
Originally posted by Recouper
Ok, here's what we have from about an hour ago now:
I'm still waiting for details.
Editing to say that the time stamp is just from the last time the page was refreshed and not when the data came in. The earthquake was at about 12:45am.edit on 17/3/2011 by Recouper because: (no reason given)