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Emergency personnel attempt to rescue a pod of 22 long-finned pilot whales who beached themselves

Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

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Doomed pod

Emergency personnel attempt to rescue a pod of 22 long-finned pilot whales who beached themselves on Sept. 2 in Pittenweem, near St. Andrews, Scotland.

 

Despite attempts to put them back out to sea, no members of the pod survived the ordeal.