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Published time: January 06, 2014 15:26

Authorities euthanize over 20 beached pilot whales in New Zealand

Golden Bay, Farewell Spit in New Zealand is notorious for whale strandings. The county's Department of Conservation (DOC) said 39 pilot whales washed up there at the weekend and became trapped by a falling tide. 27 are said to have survived until the morning but as reflotation appeared impossible, officials decided to shoot the animals.

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