Shocking footage has shown more than 200 whales stranded in Macquarie Harbor in Tasmania, Australia. Marine conservation experts reached the spot to assess the situation and started the rescue operation. Despite their efforts, around 200 whales have died but conservationists are trying to save the remaining 35.
In the video, the whale can be seen limping on the beach while rescuers are seen wearing wetsuits and constantly dousing themselves in the water to keep them alive.
It is a matter of concern for ocean conservationists as this is the second incident in a week where a whale has been found off Tasmania’s coast. Earlier this week, there was a stranding incident that killed dozens of sperm whales.
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It is surprising that the beaching of pilot whales is a common occurrence but scientists have not been able to find an exact answer to this behavior. The reason behind the high mortality rate at the beach is attributed to the exposed conditions of the beach.
However, some scientists believe that sonar signals and other man-made underwater sounds are causing problems for marine animals, especially whales, causing them to overpopulate the beaches and then die. die for these animals.
Animal lovers on social media have expressed concern over the whale’s death, adding that the cause must be found and addressed as a priority.
A report published by him The Guardian He said the coastguard had launched a rescue operation on Wednesday but the incident controller, Brendon Clark, said on Thursday that shockingly most of the marine mammals had died. “Unfortunately, we have a high mortality rate on this particular block. We put it in place overnight… to assess this morning and there were about 35 animals on the beach that survived” the first focus this morning. It’s going to be about rescuing and releasing those animals,” Clark added.
Many people who love the sea and nature have offered to help but the administration has limited the participation of volunteers to those who already have knowledge and experience.
One Twitter user mentioned the previous incident of the large number of whales stranded on the same beach, adding, “#Hidden Whaling of 230 whales off the coast of Australia, most of them dead.” 470 whales stranded on the same beach. #Whales.”
Source : www.ibtimes.sg