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Some 416 longfinned pilot whales are stranded on the beach at Farewell Spit, New Zealand, prompting a large rescue effort. Many of the large sea mammals have died, but others have been coaxed back to the sea. This is reportedly the third largest whale incidents since NZ started keeping records in the 19th Century. (Jane Ussher/ThisNZLife)

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