Rescuers in Tasmania are racing to save the few dozen pilot whales still alive following the worst mass stranding on record in Australia.

About 380 of some 460 stranded whales were confirmed dead on Wednesday, although about 50 have been freed from sandbars at Macquarie Harbour on the state’s west coast.

Roughly 30 are still fighting for life as rescue efforts enter a fourth day.

We asked a Whale + Dolphin Expert to comment on the situation:

Listen to Jonesy & Amanda’s chat about the distressing situation:

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