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Rescuers help pilot whales return to ocean near Cape Town

2009-05-31 02:24:21 GMT2009-05-31 10:24:21 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Members of the public help push back one of the dozens of pilot whales who beached itself at Kommetjie near Cape Town, May 30, 2009. About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said. (Reuters Photo)

Members of the public and officials walk past one of dozens of pilot whales beached at Kommetjie near Cape Town, May 30, 2009. About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said. (Reuters Photo)

Members of the public and officials help to push back one of the dozens of pilot whales who beached itself at Kommetjie near Cape Town, May 30, 2009. About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said. (Reuters Photo)

Members of the public and officials help push back one of the dozens of pilot whales to the ocean at Kommetjie near Cape Town, May 30, 2009. About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said. (Reuters Photo)

Members of the public and officials help push back one of the dozens of pilot whales to the ocean at Kommetjie near Cape Town, May 30, 2009. About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said. (Agencies)

Members of the public and officials helped push back dozens of pilot whales who beached themselves at Kommetjie near Cape Town, South Africa, May 30, 2009.

About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and rescue teams had to put some down after failing to return them all to the ocean, the sea rescue institute said.

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