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. Farewell Spit (New Zealand), 13/02/2015.- A handout picture released by the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) on 14 February 2015 shows stranded pilot whales at Farewell Spit, a narrow sandbar at the northern tip of the South Island, New Zealand, 13 February 2015, after they had beached there. DOC staff and volunteers were trying to save dozens of whales from a pod of nearly 200 stranded pilot whales on 14 February, the New Zealand Department of Conservation said. More than 100 of the 198 whales had died on Farewell Spit, where they had beached early 13 February. Currently the remaining live whales are all upright and in good position for the refloating attempt at high tide later on 14 February. EFE/EPA/New Zealand DOC/Matt Nalder

Dozens of pilot whales lie beached at Farewell Spit on the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, in this February 13, 2015 handout courtesy of the Department of Conservation.  Picture taken February 13, 2015.    REUTERS/Department of Conservation/Handout via Reuters (NEW ZEALAND – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Dozens of pilot whales lie beached at Farewell Spit on the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island