Hundreds more pilot whales now feared dead in Australia’s largest ever mass whale stranding

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  • The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Hundreds more pilot whales now feared dead in Australia’s largest ever mass whale stranding” – below is their description.

    Rescuers trying to free a pod of whales beached off the Australian island of Tasmania said on Wednesday they had found another 200 stranded mammals, bringing the total to 470 and making it one of the country’s biggest beachings. As a rescue effort began its third day off the southern island’s rugged west coast, rescuers said they spotted another large group of pilot whales during an aerial reconnaissance of remote Macquarie Harbour, and most were believed to be dead.

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