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Hundreds of whales wash up dead on New Zealand beach

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:05 AM

It is the 3rd biggest mass stranding on record in New Zealand

This handout from Radio New Zealand taken and released on February 10, 2017 shows pilot whales which beached themselves overnight at Farewell Spit in the Golden Bay region at the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island. More than 400 whales were stranded on the New Zealand beach on February 10, with hundreds already dead as volunteers tried to refloat the survivors, the Department of Conservation said. / AFP PHOTO / RADIO NEW ZEALAND / Tracy NEAL / - New Zealand OUT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / RADIO NEW ZEALAND / TRACY NEAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES