Stranded sperm whales die off Indonesian coast

Stranded sperm whales die off Indonesian coast
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The whales were part of a group of ten mammals that beached in Ujong Kareng


Rescue workers in Indonesia have failed to save four whales that beached off Aceh province.

The mammals died of injuries and exhaustion after becoming stranded on Ujong Kareng beach.

Rescuers attempt to push stranded whales back into the ocean at Ujong Kareng beach in Aceh province, #Indonesia.</a></p>— Breaking News (newnewspage) November 14, 2017

They were part of a group of ten sperm whales that got stuck on Monday, attracting hundreds of onlookers in the process.

The remaining whales were eventually refloated and led out to sea.

Authorities say whale pods follow a group leader and can become stranded if the leader swims too close to shore due to sickness or other reasons.

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