Sri Lanka rescues 120 whales after mass beaching
06 November 2020 | 11:00 am
A group of Sri Lankan rescuers have returned more than 100 whales to the sea after a mass beaching of the mammals. A team made up of the Sri Lanka navy and coast guard and local residents worked overnight to save 100 to 120 stranded short-finned pilot whales on Panadura Beach, according to the country's navy.
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