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Dozens of dead whales at Farewell Spit

Thirty-one pilot whales lie dead at the tip of Farewell Spit and the lives of 34 others hung in the balance this morning as the tide came in.

Department of Conservation Golden Bay area manager John Mason said the whales were in too remote a location, and too far from shore, for any rescue attempt to be made.

“It”s not the sort of location where we try to rescue them. It”s too remote and too dangerous for the rescuers – they”re likely to need rescuing themselves.”… Source

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