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New hope for re-floated whales

New hope for re-floated whales

46 pilot whales stranded at Puponga were refloated around 11.30am and are now swimming strongly in deeper water being monitored by DOC rangers in a boat.

More than 100 volunteers, many from Project Jonah and others who responded to the call to help, have assisted DOC rangers with looking after the whales on the beach and refloating them this morning.

It is too early to tell yet whether the whales will avoid re-stranding again as they are still in the area of Farewell Spit but rescuers are hopeful they will this time make it safely out to sea.

49 whales were found stranded offshore from Puponga this morning. One was dead and another 2 also later died.

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