DOC whale stranding update
5.30pm, Monday 20th January 2014
The 46 pilot whales
refloated at Puponga today are still in fairly shallow water
off Farewell Spit. Nothing more can be done tonight so DOC
staff are leaving the area for the night and many volunteers
who assisted today have also been leaving.
hoped the whales will make their way into deeper water
overnight and not re-strand. DOC rangers will look at
daybreak for the
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