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Pilot whales: mass stranding of a curious, social species at Macquarie Harbour

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated September 22 2020 - 1:53am, first published 1:51am

One of Australia's leading researchers into whale biology says mass strandings of pilot whales are not unheard of, given the species' curious and social nature that results in them travelling in large pods.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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