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24 pilot whales die after beaching themselves in Mexico's Baja California

In this image released by Mexico's Secretary of the Navy on May 15, 2016, soldiers and villagers try in vain to move beached whales into deeper waters in a beach known as Playa Bufeo, near Ensenada in Mexico's Gulf of California. Mexicoâs Navy said in a statement Sunday that its personnel along with soldiers, agents of the environmental ministry and local fishermen worked Saturday and into Sunday trying to save the whales but ultimately, of the 27 that came ashore, only three were saved. (SEMAR via Associated Press)

In this image released by Mexico's Secretary of the Navy on May 15, 2016, soldiers and villagers try in vain to move beached whales into deeper waters in a beach known as Playa Bufeo, near Ensenada in Mexico's Gulf of California. MexicoĆ¢s Navy said in a statement Sunday that its personnel along with soldiers, agents of the environmental ministry and local fishermen worked Saturday and into Sunday trying to save the whales but ultimately, of the 27 that came ashore, only three were saved. (SEMAR via Associated Press)

Two dozen pilot whales died after beaching themselves on the Baja California Peninsula despite efforts to move them into deeper waters, Mexico's navy say Sunday.

The statement said naval personnel worked along with soldiers, environmental ministry agents and local fishermen trying to save the whales on the western shore of the Gulf of California.

Only three of the 27 whales that came ashore were saved, the statement said. Some whales returned to the beach after being led into deeper water.

The statement speculated the mammals were disoriented, saying no signs of injuries were noted.

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