Some 230 whales stranded in Tasmania; Current rescue efforts

World | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2:03 AM

Hobart, Australia (AP) - Some 230 whales have been stranded on the west coast of Tasmania, a few days after 14 sperm whales were found on an island off the northwest coast of the Australian state.

In this image made from a video, a rescuer pays water on one of the whales stranded on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia, Wednesday September 21, 2022. More than 200 whales were blocked on The west coast of Tasmania, just a few days after 14 sperm of the whales were found failed on an island off the coast south-east. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) In this image made from a video, a rescuer pays water on one of the whales stranded on Ocean Beach, near Strahan, Australia, Wednesday September 21, 2022. More than 200 whales were blocked on The west coast of Tasmania, just a few days after 14 sperm of the whales were found failed on an island off the coast south-east. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) Hobart, Australia (AP) - About 230 whales were blocked on the west coast of Tasmania, just a few days after 14 sperm whales were found failed on an island off the northwest coast of the Australian state . The pod blocked on Ocean Beach in the port of Macquarie seems to be pilot whales and at least half are alive still alive, said the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment on Wednesday. A team from the Marine Conservation Program assembled whale rescue equipment and headed for the region, the department said. The whales failed two years by the day after the discovery of the greatest mass display in the history of Australia in the same port. About 470 fifteen pilot whales were found on September 21, 2020, stuck on sand benches. After an effort of a week, 111 of these whales were saved but the rest died. The entrance to the port is a notoriously superficial and dangerous chain known as Hell’s Gate. ADVERTISING The local producer of salmon Linton Kringle helped in the rescue effort in 2020 and said that the last challenge would be more difficult. "The last time, they were really in the port and it is quite calm and we could, in a way, face it and we could put the boats on them," Kringle told Australian Broadcasting Corp. "But just on the beach, you can't be a boat, it's too shallow, far too harsh. My thoughts would be to try to bring them to a vehicle if we can't swim," added Kringle. Vanessa Pirotta, scientist of fauna specializing in marine mammals, said that it was too early to explain why the interchange had occurred. "The fact that we have seen similar species, at the same time, in the same place, recurrent in terms of stranding in the same place could provide a kind of indication that there could be something environment here," said declared Pirotta. David Midson, managing director of the municipality of the Council of the West Coast, urged people to stay away. "Whales are a protected species, even once deceased, and it is an offense to interfere with a carcass," said the environment of the environment. Fourteen sperm was discovered on Monday afternoon on King Island on Monday afternoon, which is part of the state of Tasmania in the Bass Strait between Melbourne and the north coast of Tasmania. Griffith's marine scientist Olaf Meynecke said it was unusual that sperm will wash on the ground. He said that warmer temperatures could also change the ocean currents and move traditional whales. "They will go to different fields and are looking for different sources of food," said Meynecke. "When they do this, they are not in the best physical condition because they could be hungry, which can lead them to take more risks and perhaps get closer to the shore." The pilot whale is known for grounding in mass number, for reasons that are not fully understood. ___ This story corrects that King Island is northwest of Tasmania, not in the Southeast. Gotopnews.com

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