Tasmania Races to Save Pilot Whales After Hundreds Are Stranded

MELBOURNE, Australia — As the sad scene now playing out on an Australian beach attests, rescuing an animal larger than a car is no easy matter.

On Wednesday, around 230 pilot whales were stranded on a remote stretch of the western coast of Tasmania, the Australian island state. A scramble started almost immediately to save as many as possible.

A pilot whale — technically a kind of dolphin — may be up to 20 feet long and weigh as much as two tons. In most cases, their muscular bulk is an…

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