Shark alert: Whales stranded in western Australia

Rescuers are attempting to save the whales that are still alive, but the government is rushing to deal with the carcasses of the dead whales before they attract sharks to shore and bathing human populations.

A shark alert’s been issued to swimmers in western Australia after 130 whales died stranded on a beach.

Rescuers are trying to re-float 20 others which are still alive.

The stranding in Hamelin Bay is nine years to the day since 80 whales and dolphins died there.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports.