A Mass Stranding Left Hundreds Of Whales Dead But Volunteers Acted Selfishly To Save Who They Could

A sad week turned around with a sort of happy ending.

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In New Zealand, hundreds of pilot whales recently died after one of the largest mass strandings in history. Scientists are still baffled as to why hundreds of whales would swim themselves onto the shore. 

It's always sad to see these types of unexplained occurrences, but there's a silver lining in this case. Volunteers ran to the beach and worked tirelessly to save as many of the whales as possible. 

At the end of the day, dozens of whales were returned to their watery home.

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