2021-02-22

Dozens of whales stranded on New Zealand beach, more than 60 people participated in rescue

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China News Service, February 22. According to “Central News Agency”, the New Zealand Ministry of Conservation said that on the morning of the 22nd local time, someone found at Fairwell Spit, about 90 kilometers north of Nelson, a tourist town on the South Island of New Zealand. 49 longfin pilot whales stranded. Rescuers are trying to rescue them as soon as possible.

Dozens of whales stranded on New Zealand beach, more than 60 people participated in rescue

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p >The New Zealand Department of Conservation said that 9 whales had died before about 3 pm on the 22nd. More than 60 people are trying to keep the surviving whales alive, trying to get them back to the sea at high tide.

A spokesperson for the New Zealand Department of Conservation said: “Marine mammalian medical staff will assist in returning the whales to the ocean, as well as taking care of the whales on the beach, keeping them cool and moist until they can return to the sea. ”

In the past 15 years, there have been at least 10 pilot whale stranding incidents in Fairwell Sha Tsui, the most recent of which was in February 2017. At that time, about 700 whales ran aground, and finally 250 died unfortunately.