Rescuers euthanise beached whales as toll rises

MACQUARIE HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA (AFP) – Australian rescuers were forced yesterday to begin euthanising some surviving whales from a mass stranding that has already killed 380 members of the giant pod.

While 88 pilot whales have been saved since the pod was discovered beached on Tasmania’s rugged western seaboard four days ago, the death toll is expected to rise as the window for rescue closes.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin