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Australia Hundreds help rescue stranded pilot whale in Hobart's River Derwent

00:30  08 december  2019
00:30  08 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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a man and a woman riding a wave on a surfboard in the water: Hundreds of volunteers were on Kingston Beach late on Saturday night to help the whale. (Supplied: Mick Brown)© Provided by ABC NEWS Hundreds of volunteers were on Kingston Beach late on Saturday night to help the whale. (Supplied: Mick Brown)

Volunteers who worked through Saturday night to save a stranded pilot whale near Hobart were continuing the battle on Sunday morning.

There are now grave concerns for the wellbeing of the whale, after it stranded a second time on Sunday morning, before being freed again.

Members of the public and Parks and Wildlife Marine Conservation staff began helping the beached pilot whale at Kingston about 4:00pm Saturday.

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The female whale was refloated at 3:00am today, helped by an incoming tide.

It then became stranded again at Opposum Bay, where residents have managed to guide it offshore.

It was last sighted heading back into the river.

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) spokesman Warwick Brennan said it was not known what caused the mammal to beach itself.

"Once they got it into some deeper water, it did get a bit active again, which was encouraging," he said.

"But the fact it is an animal that is normally found in pods, the fact that it is on its own and also up the River Derwent, it does appear that there could be something wrong with it.

"We received an incredible amount of support from the local community and other visitors who were down there on Kingston Beach."

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More than 400 pilot whales beached themselves on Thursday in one of the worst whale stranding New Zealand has ever seen. At least 300 died overnight before rescuers began trying to refloat animals. Hundreds of volunteers converged on the site to help this morning.

Pilot whales are common around Tasmania's coastline but Mr Brennan said it was unusual to see one so far up the River Derwent.

"There was some hope that it may be strong enough to survive, but it does look as though that is either an unwell or incredibly exhausted animal," he said.

Kingborough Mayor Dean Winter said hundreds of people gathered on Kingston Beach last night.

"I have been in this area for close to 30 years and I have never seen a whale beach itself," he said.

"The Parks and Wildlife team were in the water with it, and they were out in very chilly water for a number of hours."

Any sightings of stranded marine mammals should be reported to the DPIPWE whale hotline 0427 WHALES.

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