Australian rescuers make last-ditch attempts to save stranded whales

Rescuers are attempting to save the last few whales still alive on Tasmania’s west coast in Australia’s worst mass stranding, before facing the grim task of removing hundreds of carcasses from the area.Of the approximately 470 pilot whales that became stranded at several sites at Macquarie Heads this week, so far 88 have been freed and released out to sea, rescuers told reporters on Thursday.”We expect that count to grow by the end of the day,” said Nic Deka, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service manager.He stressed that all figures are estimates and that they may change as more assessments are …

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