Pilot Whales Strand on Iceland Beach in Group of 50 or More
The whales are believed to have swum ashore at the same time and died of dehydration.
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REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland. David Schwarzhans, a pilot for Reykjavík Helicopters, said he and his passengers counted 50 long-finned pilot whales washed up on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. Schwarzhans said “there might have been more. Some were already buried in sand.” He says the whales were concentrated in one spot…