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Two dozen pilot whales die on shores of Baja California

24 whales die on the shore of Playa Bufeo in Baja California.
Photo credit:
SEMAR/Associated Press

MEXICO - Twenty-four pilot whales apparently became disoriented and beached themselves on the beach of Playa Bufeo in Baja Caliornia on Sunday.

According to a statement from the Mexican Navy, personnel, environmental ministry agents and villagers tried to lead some of the marine mammals to deeper waters, however only three were able to swim to safety. 

The rest returned to shore and died.

The statement surmised that the creatures became confused; there were no signs of injuries.