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Pilot whales stranded in Fife

Over 20 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded off the coast of Fife. Some were already dead by the time animal rescue teams arrived at the beach in Pittenweem, near St Andrews, but many had to be put down later, the local coastguard said.

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Operation to save whales in Scotland continues

A British Divers Marine life spokesman said the whales that had died, had died naturally.

He said several whales were refloated by BDMLR volunteers, some turned back into the harbour and the rest were waiting at the harbour entrance.

The operation is ongoing, he added.

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