Tasmania's largest mass stranding has seen 470 whales trapped on a sandbank on the island's west coast this week. Another 200 stranded whales were spotted from the air Wednesday less than six miles to the south, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Manager Nic Deka said. Around 380 whales have died after becoming stranded in an inlet off the coast of the Australian island of Tasmania, according to officials. Marine biologists were racing against the clock on Tuesday to rescue a mass stranding of whales at Macquarie Heads in Tasmania. More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, Sept. 23, raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasmania. Mass strandings of whales and dolphins are common in Tasmania, as well as in neighboring New Zealand. (Image: © Patrick Gee The Mercury) More than 450 pilot whales … About a third of the 270 whales stranded off Tasmania’s west coast are believed to have died as authorities race to save the remaining mammals. The pilot whales have become stranded on Tasmania's west coast Rescue efforts had been hampered by a strong tide which had brought some freed whales back to shore, they added. Rescuers help stranded whales near Tasmania. The area where the whales are reportedly stranded at Macquarie Harbour, south-west of Strahan. Tasmania's previous largest stranding was in 1935, when 294 long-finned pilot whales were stranded in the northwest town of Stanley, according to the wildlife … Over 450 pilot whales have stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in a remote part of Tasmania in Australia. The large pod of pilot whales has become stuck on a sandbar at Macquarie Heads in Macquarie Harbour near Strahan, about 190km west of Hobart. Members of a rescue crew stand with a whale on a sand bar near Strahan, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. About 270 pilot whales became beached on a sandbar off the remote west coast of the island on Monday. More than 450 whales have been stranded off the west coast of Tasmania in the largest stranding event the island state has had. Hundreds of whales are strandedin a remote bay on the Australian island of Tasmania. 500 whales stranded in Tasmania – indigenous elders are best guides to understanding this tragedy October 2, 2020 9.56am EDT Niki JP Alsford , University of Central Lancashire The pilot whales have become stranded on Tasmania's west coast Rescue efforts had been hampered by a strong tide which had brought some freed whales back to shore, they added. TASMANIA GOVERNMENT Trained rescuers are helping move the whales into deeper waters At least a third of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania have … This takes the total number of stranded whales to about 470, marking the biggest whale rescue operation in the state’s history. Hundreds of whales stranded on sandbank in Tasmania, Australia Hundreds of pilot whales are stranded on a sandbar in Tasmania, an island off the southern coast of Australia. A whale stranded on a beach in Macquarie Harbour on the rugged west coast of Tasmania is pictured as hundreds of pilot whales die in the mass … 90 whales dead in mass stranding off Tasmania coast | Fox News Around one third of an estimated 270 pilot whales that became stranded on Australia's island state of Tasmania had died as rescuers managed to … (Brodie Weeding/AP) About 90 whales have died after being stranded at the Australian island state of Tasmania… The incident is believed to be the largest mass strandingever recorded in … MORE than 500 whales have become stranded off the coast of Tasmania - as officials fear 380 of them are dead or dying. Around 380 whales are thought to have died in the waters around Macquarie Harbour near Strahan on the… Stranded pilot whales are seen in Macquarie Heads, Tasmania, Australia September 21, 2020. Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment said the whales were stranded in three groups in shallow water at … The island of Tasmania is prone to whale strandings, but this is the largest on Australia’s most southern state in years. Rescuers in the remote town of … Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment said the whales were stranded in three groups in shallow water at Macquarie Heads, some 200 km (124 miles) northwest of … Rescuers have been trying desperately to save the pilot whales, found stranded in Tasmania (Picture: Getty) Dozens more stricken whales have … Tasmania's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment said the whales were stranded in three groups in shallow water at … The race to save more than 200 whales stranded on sandbars off Tasmania’s west coast has been dealt another blow with another 200 found stuck at a different site. The five largest stranding events in Tasmania … In this image made from aerial video shows numerous stranded whales along the coastline Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, near the remote west coast town of Strahan on the island state of Tasmania, Australia. Unfortunately, Marine and Conservation Program … It surpasses Tasmania's largest mass stranding of 294 long-finned pilot whales in 1935 at Stanley. All … Pilot whales are the most susceptible of any of the cetaceans – that’s whales, dolphins and porpoises – to mass strandings. In the remote town of Strahan, rescuers had been scrambling to save the survivors among what was thought to be 270 pilot whales on Monday, from a beach and two sandbanks. Picture: Tasmania Police A pod of about 70 whales are reportedly stranded … While the final rescue efforts are … Originally it was thought around 270 whales were involved but another group was subsequently discovered. Another 200 stranded whales were spotted from the air on Wednesday less than 10 kilometres (6 miles) to the south, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service Manager Nic Deka said. 'Like a whale graveyard': one third of stranded whales off Tasmania dead By Mary Ward and Laura Chung Updated September 22, 2020 — 7.49pm first published at 8.26am Over 270 whales have been stranded on a sandbar off the remote west coast of Tasmania. Hundreds of pilot whales are seen stranded on a sand bar at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania.