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Voice of America 12 Oct 2020

Ghana Working to Save Eroding Coastlines

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Ghana has an average erosion rate of about two meters a year with some smaller sites seeing up to 17 meters of erosion in one year, #beacherosion


Conservationists were working to save a large pod of whales stranded in shallow water off New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula Saturday.

"Around 40 whales were sighted and sadly 25 have stranded," a spokesman for the conservation group Project Jonah said.

Project Jonah general manager Darren Grover told reporters they were trying to keep the whales cool and healthy, and would try to refloat them during the evening high tide.

Pilot whales, which can grow to more than six meters in length, are prolific stranders and more 376 died in a mass stranding in Australia last month.

That was Australia's largest mass stranding, with around 470 pilot whales stuck in a remote harbor on Tasmania's rugged western seaboard, sparking a major effort to save the animals.

(AFP)
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