Mass stranding leaves entire pod of 55 pilot whales dead – BBC News

An entire pod of 55 pilot whales has died after a mass stranding on a Scottish beach.

Only 15 were alive after they washed onto Traigh Mhor beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides at about 07:00 on Sunday morning.

Marine charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) attempted to refloat one of the more active whales but it was then restranded.

The decision was taken to euthanise the remaining whales on welfare grounds.

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