Volunteers Save Beached Whales On Indonesian Shore

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Ten sperm whales that had beached themselves in the Aceh Province of Indonesia were spotted early Monday. Professional rescue teams and local volunteers worked into the night and were able to release six of them. The remaining four died. Officials still don't know what caused the whales to strand themselves. Conservation groups sent a team of at least 50 into the water to try and save the whales with the help of people nearby who were willing to lend a hand. "Some people got injured on the coral and the high tide was also an obstacle but we tried our best," Sapto Aji Prabowo, head of the Aceh conservation agency, told Reuters . The teams released seven of the whales in the morning but one washed back to shore after dying, The Jakarta Post reports....

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