Rescuers Face Jumbo Challenge

Marine biologist: It will take a lot of luck with the tide

Rescuers in Australia are working around the clock to try and save a pod of stranded sperm whales that washed up on a sandbar off the coast.

Rescuers say 50 whales beached themselves Thursday and only five are thought to still be alive.

A team of wildlife rangers reached the survivors by boat early this morning and are attempting to keep their skin wet. 

Despite the bleak situation, one marine biologist said there is still hope.

"We always have hope," said David Pemberton. "We have a plan in place that will take a lot of luck with the tide and the weather etc., but yes, we think we might be able to do something for them, but there's a lot that has to come together for that."



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