More Than 150 Whales Fled the Sea. Why?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
More Than 150 Whales Fled the Sea. Why?
More Than 150 Whales Fled the Sea. Why?

Why did 150 short-finned pilot whales end up stranded on this beach in southwestern Australia? According to reports, 130 had already died by mid-day while only a few remained alive. Vets and volunteers worked together to keep the surviving whales alive.

Whales travel in close-knit pods. Researchers theorise that a dominant whale may have led the pod astray - perhaps chasing prey onto shore while the rest followed its lead. Other theories suggest human sonar can disorient whales and other cetaceans.

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