Environment and Heritage Minister, Senator Ian Campbell, has today released the findings of a review of a stranding of 145 long-finned pilot whales at Marion Beach, Tasmania, in October this year.

Between 25–27 October 2005, 145 long-finned pilot whales stranded and died in three stranding events around Marion Beach, Tasmania.

19 whales were returned to the sea.

A Stranding Incident Review Panel examined the circumstances of this stranding.