Rescue crews have given up trying to rescue nearly 150 dolphins that were found on a beach in the Japanese city of Hokota.
The Coast Guard and volunteers on Friday tried to save the animals, but in the evening local authorities informs that only three of the 149 dolphins have been rescued.
The rest are dead or about to die.
- It is getting dark and too dangerous to continue with the rescue work on the beach, said an unnamed official in Hokota.
The three dolphins that were rescued, were transported into the sea again.
- It happens that one or two dolphins are washed ashore here every year, but it is the first time that we have found over 100, says a member of the Japanese coast guard.
Hokota is located approximately 115 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.
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