Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP

Australian rescuers rush to save stranded pilot whales off Tasmania, as dozens die

  • A pod of 270 pilot whales got stuck on a sandbar in Macquarie Harbour, in one of Australia’s worst beaching events
  • At least 90 whales have died while 25 have been set free after being attached to boats and dragged into deeper water

Topic |   Australia
Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
Volunteers and wildlife officials work to save a whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania. Photo: AFP
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