Hundreds of whales killed in mass stranding at Farewell Spit
Posted by te2ataria on February 11, 2017
NO road fatality report allowed on Friday!
About 420 whales beached at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay
It is said to be New Zealand’s third-worst recorded whale stranding.
At least 340 pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on Farewell Spit, and about 80 were still alive tonight.
“The whales were reportedly stranded about one kilometre from the base, inside the Farewell Spit.
Project Jonah said there were many reasons for whales to strand. If they were old, or sick, a whale might struggle to keep up with the pod. Underwater explosions caused by sonar, seismic testing or underwater sea quakes could also have an impact on them,” said a report. http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/89265113/mass-whale-stranding-at-farewell-spit
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