Dozens of pilot whales beach in Hamelin Bay
Only 15 of the more 150 pilot whales which beached just north of Hamelin Bay overnight are still alive.
Parks and Wildlife Service staff with veterinary assistance and support of Sea Search and Rescue, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and trained volunteers are working to ensure the welfare of the surviving whales.
Incident Controller Jeremy Chick said the 15 live whales were currently in shallow waters and the plan was to herd them out to deeper waters by late afternoon, weather dependent.
Hamelin Bay is now closed from Hamelin Bay Caravan Park to North Point, including Grace Road and Reserve Road.
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