Whale and dolphin strandings

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    Video caption: Sri Lanka: Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales

    Around 100 pilot whales are stranded near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

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    Video caption: Hundreds of dolphins beach each year, but this team dramatically improved survival rates

    Hundreds of dolphins beach each year, but this US team has dramatically improved survival rates

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    Video caption: Pilot whales Tasmania: Rescuing whales in Australia's worst stranding

    Nearly 400 whales have died in Australia's worst stranding. Jools Farrell told the BBC how rescuers help those still alive.

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    Video caption: Hundreds of whales stranded off the coast of Tasmania

    Scores of whales have already died as conservationists begin a huge rescue operation.

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    Video caption: Dr Morell studies cetaceans' ears to help pinpoint activities that may cause hearing loss

    Dr Maria Morell studies the ears of beached cetaceans to try and work out if hearing damage led to their death - and help pinpoint human activities that may be having an impact.

  6. Baby dolphin dies after being stranded on Cornwall beach

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A baby dolphin has died after being stranded at on a popular beach on the north Cornwall coast.

    The creature, only about 2ft-long, was spotted struggling in the surf at Holywell Bay on Monday.

    It could not be saved despite desperate efforts and later investigations revealed it had been seriously injured, including rake marks on its body from the teeth of other dolphins.

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Awareness Officer Matt Slater was there and described how the incident affected everyone on the beach.

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    Video caption: Matt Slater is Marine Awareness Officer at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust - he was there.
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    Video caption: Whale stranded in Dee Estuary seen 'on the move'

    Rescuers are keeping their fingers crossed after seeing the wale swim to open waters.