|Spirits Bay/Kapowairua [New Zealand, 2010]|
The scene at Spirits Bay
lagoon during the rescue. Of the 24 whales trucked to Rarawa Beach, 14
eventually made it out to sea alive, almost 60 hours after they stranded.
It was the most ambitious whale rescue ever attempted in New Zealand, both
in the number of whales involved and the distance they had to be
transported. Sixty Department of Conservation staff and up to 400
volunteers took part, some of whom travelled hundreds of kilometres to