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Saving the lives of these stranded whales is a race against time.
Around 70 pilot whales have been found on the sand at Puponga Beach in New Zealand this week.
More than 100 volunteers worked tirelessly to get the animals floating again.
It's no mean feat to return these mammals to the sea. But only 46 survived and are now safely swimming in deeper water.
unable to leave a place because something prevents you
working energetically non-stop
being near the surface of the water
- no mean feat
a great achievement
animals which drink milk from their mothers' bodies when young, like dogs, cows and horses