New Zealand's stranded whales returns to sea

17:22, August 21, 2010      

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Rescuers in New Zealand North Island's Far North region have been successful in returning to sea 13 whales which survived a mass stranding.

The surviving whales were moved from Karikari Beach on Saturday to nearby Maitai Beach so they could be refloated.

Forty-four whales died on Friday and another on Saturday morning.

Department of Conservation spokeswoman Carolyn Smith said all thirteen are heading out to sea though one is staying closer to the shore, Newstalk ZB radio reported.

She said they will all be monitored for a while to ensure they do not come back to the beach.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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