Hundreds of Whales Die after Mass Stranding on NZ Coast
Posted by feww on February 10, 2017
Third-worst whale stranding on record leaves hundreds of Cetacea dead in NZ
At least 340 pilot whales have died after a mass stranding on Farewell Spit (Golden Bay, NZ), and about 80 were still alive tonight.
The stranding may have been due to old age, sickness, or the whales inability 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.