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Pilot whales refloat themselves after beaching in NZ

About 200 whales, which were part of a larger group that beached in New Zealand over the past few days, have managed to refloat themselves and swim back out to sea.

Several pods of pilot whales totaling more than 650 have run aground at the Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island since Friday.

At least half of that group have died despite the hard work of hundreds of volunteers.

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