1 Tahrcountry Musings: Stranded Whales Rescued off New Zealand

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Stranded Whales Rescued off New Zealand

Volunteers and conservation officials refloated more than 100 pilot whales stranded on a beach near New Zealand’s South Island on Wednesday. Conservation officials washed them with water to keep them cool and prevent their skin from drying and then herded the whales out to sea. New Zealand, which has 41 whale species in its waters, has a high rate of strandings because of its long coastline and sometimes shallow waters.

1 comment:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Congrats New Zealanders. You did well. You averted a tragedy. The Australian tragedy last month leaves a bad taste in the mouth.Keep it up
Prasanth Kodai