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Cape Cod, Massachusetts / Pilot Whales / Stranding #707263

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 04, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Virginia Cha) The puzzling behavior of pilot whales that keep beaching on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, examined; scenes shown of volunteers trying to get the whales back to sea. [Whale expert Peter TYACK‡- says mass strandings have been going on for a thousand years; explains why it is hard for animals to get out of Cape Cod Bay.] [Volunteer Tara HOLMES†- says it is heartbreaking.] [NOAA Dr. Phil CLAPHAM†- says the slope of Cape Cod's shallow waters may prevent whale sonar from working.]

Cha, Virginia;
Seigenthaler, John

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