August 5, 2021

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The “pilot dolphins” stranded in New Zealand were able to return

New Zealand rescue workers succeeded in rescuing “pilot dolphins” stranded on the beach Monday, officials said on Tuesday (February 23). However, mammals are close to shore and they threaten to run away again.

The Department of Defense (DOC) says 49 dolphins were found Monday morning in a sand dune 90 kilometers north of Nelson. By Monday afternoon, February 22, at least nine pilot whales had died and sixty others were working to keep the others alive, hoping they could return to sea with the waves, the wave said. DOC.

«Specialists in marine mammals will take part in beach restoration activities and their maintenance, trying to keep them in a state of freshness and humidity.DOC spokesman explained.

The 28 mammals that returned to the water returned to the rope. According to officials, there is no scientific explanation for this type of recurrence.

Farewell Speed ​​is a 26-kilometer stretch of sand that flows out of the Golden Bay. This is a display of a dozen cases of pilot whale strands over the past 15 years. In February 2017, nearly 700 of these mammals became trapped in the farewell spit, of which 250 became extinct.

Hypotheses point to problems related to disease, navigation errors, the presence of predators, extreme weather, or the terrain of some places. But others Includes human activity, And in disturbances generated by high frequency sonar.

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