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After all that whale saving...

by James Denison / December 27, 2009 11:08 AM PST

...and keeping Inuits from whaling, and others from harvesting whales, we have this. Maybe we are saving too many whales?


More than 120 whales have died over 48 hours in two separate beachings in New Zealand.

Over 100 long finned pilot whales died after becoming stranded on a remote beach in the north of NZ's South Island on Saturday, while another 20 will be buried by a local Maori tribe after they beached themselves on the North Island's east coast.

While strandings are common in New Zealand - there are up to six mass strandings a year - it is rare for two to happen so close together.

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