Nearly 150 whales die on the coast of Australia

Only six whales survived a major stranding of short fin whales on the West Australian coast.

On Friday, March 23, on the coast of Hamelin Bay in Australia, a major stranding of short fin whales and nearly 150 individuals died due to bad weather conditions and hazards. Stalking from the crazy sharks.

Only six whales survived a major stranding of short fin whales on the West Australian coast.

About 150 whales are found on the beach in Hamelin Bay, about 300km south of Perth.

A local fisherman discovered them on Friday. There was a great rescue effort to bring them back to deeper waters.

However, by the time of nightfall, more than 140 whales have died, due to bad weather conditions and the threat of crazy sharks that have hindered the rescue effort.

More than 100 volunteers, wildlife conservation staff and others came to support short fin navigator whales, a species known as bulk agro.

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Marine map of stranded whales.

A tourist told the Associated Press news agency: 'I have never seen anything like this, so many whales are stranded'.

Wildlife Service spokesman and Park Jeremy Chick said: 'Unfortunately, the majority of whales that have been stranded in dry land from the previous night (Thursday) and did not survive. OK'.

Short fin navigator whales usually size up to 5m and live in tropical and subtropical waters.

Officials said that the terrain of the rocky coast, the bodies of dead whales surrounding the living and the bad sea are factors that hinder surviving whales.

Chick said there was a risk of surviving whales returning to the shore and being stranded again.'This often happens in previous large-scale strands'.

The mystery of nature

Scientists do not know exactly what causes whales to run aground.

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Picture 2 of Nearly 150 whales die on the coast of Australia


At dusk, nearly 150 whale whales died - (Photo from Western Australian Government).

Experts say stranding may occur when whales are sick or injured, or have a directional error, especially along mildly sloping coasts.

One of the rescue coordinators told the Sydney Morning Herald: 'It is one of nature's mysteries. Once they reach the shore like this, their condition will turn bad quite quickly. '

Sometimes stranded animals can generate danger signals that attract other whales, causing them to run aground.

In 1996, about 320 long fin dolphins were stranded during the largest stranding in Western Australia.

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