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Pilot whales beach on New Zealand's South Island

A group of 90 pilot whales have beached on a spit at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island - the second incident in the area this month.

The whales in Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, are being kept cool by conservation staff.

They were able to save many of the group when the tide came in and formed a line to prevent them swimming back to the beach.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 24 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
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