6 whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach

  • In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 photo, rescuers attempt to refloat pigmy killer whales after they were transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (Department of Conservation via AP)

  • In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 photo, rescuers stand with a pigmy killer whale after it was transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (Department of Conservation via AP)

  • In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 photo, rescuers attempt to refloat pigmy killer whales after they were transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (Department of Conservation via AP)

  • In this Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 photo, rescuers keep two pygmy killer whales wet after they were transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach after they and eight others were stranded on Sunday, Nov. 25 in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (Department of Conservation via AP)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat six surviving stranded whales on Tuesday and were hoping the animals would soon swim away into deeper water.

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