4 sperm whales die in Indonesia:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a lo­cal of­fi­cial said Tues­day, de­spite fran­tic ef­forts to save the mas­sive mam­mals.

The whales were among a pod of 10 spot­ted by lo­cals stranded along Ujong Kru­eng beach in Aceh prov­ince Mon­day, with one seen far­ther out in the wa­ter.

Res­cuers tried to push the nine beached whales back out to sea as hun­dreds of cu­ri­ous lo­cals looked on, some snap­ping pic­tures.

Five were pushed back and sur­vived but four died, some with their mouth agape as small waves crashed over their gi­ant bod­ies.

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