Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales
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The Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller Jeremy Chick said whales often came back on to the shore after mass-stranding events. "We ask the public to keep a lookout and if anyone sees a stranded whale to please report it," he said.
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The whales were freed by authorities at Hamelin Bay, south of Perth, with the help of vets and more than 100 volunteers, reports the Guardian. The surviving five whales have been moved to deeper waters, but there was still a risk they could return to dry land.
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A sixth whale was freed into shallow waters overnight but it beached again and had to be euthanised. The authorities continued to sweep the surrounding beaches by air and sea on Saturday, the Guardian reported.