Hundreds of volunteers rushed to help over 400 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand.
Most of the whales died and it is uncertain as to how many will survive.
Volunteer rescue group, Project Jonah reported a total of 416 whales were beached. When high tide came, volunteers managed to refloat about 50 of the surviving whales, while the other 80 or 90 remained beached.
There is concern that the mammals may not survive long term, as they appear to be extremely weak.
Locals say this sort of things happens all the time, but that this event is the worst they’ve ever seen.
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