At least 90 of the 260 Australia whales stranded off the coast of the Tasmania island have died.
Many of the whales are feared to be dying, BBC reports quoting rescuers.
Marine biologists are scrambling to save the remaining pilot whales in a tricky operation that’s likely to take days, CGTN reports.
Tasmania last recorded a mass stranding in 2009 involving around 200 whales.
The whale trapping off the west coast of Tasmania, Australia, came to light on Monday.
Whale beachings are not new in Australia. However, it is not known this time how many whales got stuck on the beach.
Experienced rescuers are working to save the lives of the trapped whales. It may take a few more days to recover.