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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Australia locates some 230 whales stranded on remote Tasmanian coastline

Australian officials found some 230 pilot whales stranded near Macquarie Harbor on Tasmania’s west coast on Wednesday and only half appeared to be alive, according to the state’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Aerial footage shows dozens of black cetaceans stretching along the beach where the icy waters of the south meet the sand. “The response to those trapped in this area is complex,” the statement said, referring to the difficult access to this wooded area of ​​the island.

Beach Whales At Strahan, West Of The Australian Island Of Tasmania.
Beach whales at Strahan, west of the Australian island of Tasmania.handout (AFP)

About two years ago, another mass of about 500 pilot whales, also known as pilot whales, were stranded in the same area, of which only 100 survived. A day earlier, 14 sperm whales died after being stranded on a beach on southern King Island, also in Tasmanian territory. These and other marine mammals are often stranded off the coasts of southern Australia and New Zealand, without experts being able to explain the cause, although they are commonly associated with diseases, navigation errors, sudden changes in tides, persecuted predators or extreme weather conditions. be held responsible for. ,

A team from Tasmania’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, in the south of the country, travels to the area to proceed with rescue work of specimens trapped on the sandy surface of the beach, in which they will collaborate with other officials. ,

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