New Zealand Volunteers In Race To Rescue Hundreds Of Whales

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Volunteers in New Zealand are trying to save hundreds of pilot whales stranded on Farewell Spit on the South Island.Whales often get stuck at Golden Bay, a remote but popular holiday area at the top of New Zealand’s south island.

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The bay’s shallow waters make it difficult for whales to return to deeper water, according to marine life rescue organisation

There has been one of the country’s largest recorded strandings, with 300 whales dead.Volunteers have been trying to send more than a hundred more back out to sea.

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Sometimes when one whale is beached, it will send out a distress signal attracting other members of its pod, who then also get stranded by a receding tide.

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