Beached Whales Saved in Japan – 22 melon-headed whales were rescued

Twenty-two melon-headed whales that had washed ashore in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, were rescued and returned to the sea Saturday by authorities and local volunteers.

About 50 of the whales were found beached Friday night.

Around 200 people, including staff from Ibaraki’s Oarai Aquarium, municipal government officials and local residents and surfers tried to save the whales by keeping them hydrated while they tried to refloat them, but about 30 of them died, according to the municipal government.

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