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7 whales beached on Galapagos die

March 19, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Seven pilot whales that came ashore on the Galapagos Islands died despite the efforts of rescuers who dug makeshift pools in the sand to keep them from dehydrating. Five other whales were returned to the ocean.

The whales, which are 10 to 30 feet long, came ashore late Saturday on Isabela Island, the largest in the Galapagos chain.

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