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A dramatic operation to save the lives of more than 100 pilot whales ended in partial success on Thursday after wildlife officials managed to return most of the stranded animals to sea.

Rescue teams rushed to the beach located in the coastal town of Dunsborough, south of Perth, to tend to the whales.

In total, 130 whales were returned to sea after a total of 160 were beached, according to the department of Parks and Wildlife Service Western Australia (DPAW).

Source: CNN World