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30 whales stranded on Tasmanian South Bruny Island beach

March 18, 2011

Could another earthquake be on the way due to the whale beaching?

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RESCUE MISSION: The pilot whale stranding on Tasmania’s South Bruny Island. Picture: Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Source: PerthNow

A POD of about 30 pilot whales has stranded on Tasmania’s South Bruny Island.

The whales are believed to be pilot whales and became stranded late this afternoon.

Department of Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Liz Wren said about 12 of the whales were still alive and Parks and Wildlife are on the beach trying to help the stranded mammals.

She said more staff from the marine team of the department were on their way to help.

It is understood workers from salmon farm company Tassal were also on the beach helping.

The whales are stranded on Butlers Beach on the northern tip of Larbillardiere Peninsula adjacent to Partridge Island.


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