Volunteers formed a human chain in the water to rescue pilot whales after more than 400 beached themselves on a beach in New Zealand. "It's always a bit grim, especially this number," said Mike Ogle, a ranger from the Department of Conservation. About 300 of the whales were dead by the time they were found a Friday morning. Ogle said they would not be able to assess how successful their efforts were in rescuing the whales for another day or so, especially since the pilot whales appeared weak.
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