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More than 100 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

2009-12-29 07:50:06 GMT2009-12-29 15:50:06 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Dead whales lie on the beach at Farewell Spit on New Zealand's South Island December 28, 2009. More than 100 pilot whales died after being stranded at Farewell Spit, according to local media. The beached whales were discovered by a tourist plane on Saturday. Picture taken December 28, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Dead whales lie on the beach at Farewell Spit on New Zealand's South Island December 28, 2009. More than 100 pilot whales died after being stranded at Farewell Spit, according to local media. The beached whales were discovered by a tourist plane on Saturday. Picture taken December 28, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Volunteers and members of New Zealand's Department of Conservation work to rescue stranded pilot whales in Colville Bay, north of Coromandel town on New Zealand's North Island December 27, 2009. More than 60 pilot whales were beached in Colville, according to local media reports. Picture taken December 27, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Volunteers and members of New Zealand's Department of Conservation work to rescue stranded pilot whales in Colville Bay, north of Coromandel town on New Zealand's North Island December 27, 2009. More than 60 pilot whales were beached in Colville, according to local media reports. Picture taken December 27, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Volunteers and members of New Zealand's Department of Conservation work to rescue stranded pilot whales in Colville Bay, north of Coromandel town on New Zealand's North Island December 27, 2009. More than 60 pilot whales were beached in Colville, according to local media reports. Picture taken December 27, 2009. (Reuters Photo)

Dead whales lie on the beach at Farewell Spit on New Zealand's South Island December 28, 2009. More than 100 pilot whales died after being stranded at Farewell Spit, according to local media. The beached whales were discovered by a tourist plane on Saturday. Picture taken December 28, 2009.

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