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Hundreds of whales are stranded in Australia

It is said that about half of the whales are still alive. It is unclear why whales stranded.

according to BBC They are marine conservation experts on their way to the scene and trying to save whales that are still healthy enough to survive.

According to the information, these are stranded pilot whales. Humpback whales are highly social mammals and have been known to scurry around in groups as they travel in large, closely knit ‘communities’.

In September 2020, a massive rescue operation was launched when nearly 500 pilot whales were stranded in the same port. More than 380 pilot whales died, but about a hundred survived thanks to the rescue efforts.

Wildlife researcher Vanessa Perrotta told the BBC that the similarities between the chains, which occurred with the same species in the same place and at the same time of year, were unusual and worrying. She thinks the whales may have been stranded because they sailed incorrectly, followed a sick or disoriented captain or panicked in the shallows.

Climate change can also cause changes in the environment and water temperature, which affect whales’ behavior.

Earlier this week, news broke that 14 baby sperm whales were found dead on a beach in northern Tasmania. Photo: Andrew Bren

Earlier this week, news broke that 14 baby sperm whales were found dead on a beach in northern Tasmania.

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