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Fight to Save Dozens of Whales in New Zealand

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January 24, 2012
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Volunteers work to save 40 stranded whales on Farewell Spit in New Zealand where 36 have already died. The pilot whales are ending up trapped on a beach, with people scrambling to keep them cool and wet until the next tide.


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