Around 200 stranded whales die in pounding surf in Australia

  • In this image made from a video, a rescuer pours water on one of stranded whales Wednesday on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

HOBART, Australia (AP) — A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 were still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday.