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    Mass Dolphin Stranding On Stewart Island, New Zealand

    Fatal Stranding: Over a Hundred Dolphins Beach Themselves in New Zealand

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    Scientists are still puzzled why whales and dolphins often commit suicide by stranding themselves on different shores around the globe. These tragic events occur regularly in various parts of the world with no apparent reason.

    It is unknown whether the dolphins experienced some trauma in the ocean that lead them to washing ashore on Stewart Island in New Zealand. Almost 150 mammals beached themselves, unable to swim back into the water. According to local authorities, almost half of the animals died immediately, while the other half had to be put to sleep.

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