One Hundred Whales, Again Trapped in the Beach of New Zealand, have died
By Zeba Tarannum
About 100 whales have died after being trapped on the beaches of New Zealand’s Chatham Island. The local officials informed the whales died on November 25, 2020.
Reuters reported, Chatham Island is about 800 km away from the east coast of New Zealand. On November 22, 2020, many whales and dolphins came on the island’s shores of the Pacific Ocean and were trapped on sudden ebbs on the beach. The rescue operation was hampered as the island is in a remote area. Later, whales and dolphins are found dead due to a lack of rescue.
New Zealand’s Department of Wildlife Conservation says 97 pilot whales and three dolphins have died in this occurrence. These were first seen on the beach on November 22, 2020. Jena Wales, the department’s office of New Zealand, said only 26 whales could be rescued and survived.
Most of them have become very weak. It thought that these whales and dolphins took refuge on the beach due to the sea’s adverse conditions and the torture of white sharks. But they died being trapped there.
On September 22, 2020, 90 whales out of 270 whales died on the Australian island state Tasmania coast in the same way.
Such incidents on Chatham Island in New Zealand are nothing new. Earlier, in 1918, about a thousand marine animals died on the island in the same way.