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Dolphins washed ashore in New Zealand and died
Conservation officials who arrived at the scene found ninety-seven grindas (black dolphins) and three bottlenose dolphins that were already dead.
Another 26 mammals were alive, but very weak, so they had to be euthanized.
Diver and marine photographer Sam Wilde said that the Chatham Archipelago is a remote place, so there are not many people around. And when the dolphins were discovered, the radio call was transmitted to only a few people.
He also added that divers should stay out of the water when dolphins land on shore because the area is home to a population of great white sharks that can attack people in search of carcasses.