I have a theory that saving whales often leads to more beachings by other whale pods.
I believe that the initial beachings are due to interference or malfunctioning sonar in the whales navigation/communication centre in their brains.
The beachings are usually followed in Australia by a panic, mobs of well meaning people trying to float the poor creatures back out to sea. Local TV stations collect with their transmission equipment.
This further agitates the "heroes" saving the whales, and presumably further buggers up the sonar of the whales due to frequencies on which the TV stations transmit.
A small minority of whales are "saved" , directed back out into the ocean, with their buggered up sonar systems.
They then meet with a larger pod and disturb this pod's navigation system.
And the sorry tragedy repeats itself.
Perhaps people should not place themselves between nature and the inevitable.