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250 pilot whales die after beaching in New Zealand

250 pilot whales die after beaching in New Zealand

The conservation team was unable to return the sharks to the sea due to the presence of sharks in the area. (Photo Tw Project Jonah New Zealand)

the nail 250 pilot whales Died after being stranded Chatham Island, New ZealandSecurity teams there There were sharks so they couldn’t be returned to the sea In the area, local officials said this Saturday.

The New Zealand Department of Conservation said the pilot whales washed ashore on the island’s northwest coast on Friday, AFP news agency reported.

“We do not refloat whales at Chatham Island due to the risk of shark attacks on humans and whales,” the department said in a statement, adding that surviving cetaceans were euthanized to prevent suffering.

Officials concluded that the whales would decay naturally Photo Tw Project Jonah New Zealand
Officials concluded that the whales would “disintegrate naturally.” (Photo Tw Project Jonah New Zealand)

All beached pilot whales are now deadand their bodies are left to decompose naturally,” the department said.

Such filaments are reported to be “not unusual” on Chatham Island, east of New Zealand’s South Island.

The record was set in 1918 when about 1,000 whales washed ashore.

Two weeks ago, nearly 200 pilot whales washed up on the Australian island of Tasmania.

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