Whales in Calais – level 2
In the French region of Calais, ten pilot whales beached themselves. Rescue teams came but when they arrived, four of the animals were already dead.
Fire crews sprayed the animals with water. One of the whales died while the rescuers tried to save it. Three whales returned to the sea.
People think that the dominant male and female died at sea, and then all of the group then drifted to shore.
Difficult words: beach (when an a sea animal gets stuck on a beach), rescue (to save), dominant (leading, strong), drift (to be carried by water).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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