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Last Updated: Monday March 23 2009 14:33 GMT

Race to save stranded whales

Stranded whales

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Rescuers in south-west Australia are trying to save 17 whales that were washed up on a beach on Monday morning.

The creatures were in a group of around 80 whales and bottlenose dolphins that became stranded in Hamelin Bay, but sadly many of them have already died.