Nearly 230 pilot whales found dead off the coast of Tasmania, Australia
On Wednesday, about 230 pilot whales were found stranded off the coast of Tasmania, Australia. Unfortunately, according to Australian officials, only half of these whales are likely to survive.
According to Australia’s Department of Biological Resources and Environment, “A pod of about 230 whales has been trapped in Macquarie Harbour. It appears that only half of these whales are alive.” Aerial photos show dozens of whales lying on the beach. Whose video is also sad.
This incident happened two years ago
About 470 pilot whales were stranded on the beach in the region about two years ago. Out of which only 100 could be saved. This event is being considered as the biggest event of all time. After a week-long rescue operation, 111 whales were rescued and 350 whales died.
Why whales come in the middle of such a large group is still not fully understood.
This incident may have happened due to the wandering of the road.
Scientists speculate that such an event may have happened due to wandering and coming too close to the shore. Pilot whales are highly social and tend to follow threatened mates in groups.
Officials say marine conservation experts and whale rescuers are rushing to the scene to save the whales.
Earlier this week 14 sperm whales were found dead on a remote beach in Tasmania.