A Great Amount Of Whales Died Stranded On New Zealand Islands

A Great Amount Of Whales Died Stranded On New Zealand Islands

Isabella Flores-pena

Four hundred and seventy–seven pilot whales on New Zealand Islands died stranded. They had approximately stranded themselves for two days before Oct. 21, 2022. None of the whales could refloat. The whales died naturally or in a “heartbreak” loss. 232 stranded on that Friday on Tupuangi Beach and another 245 on Waihler Bay. Two weeks before these whales died, in Australia about 200 other whales died stranded on Tasmanian Beach. 

They do not try to refloat the whales comely because of sharks in surrounding water, and would most likely hunt them. Scientists think that it’s because whales get confused on their location system making it seem as if the sand has slopes. Usually this most commonly happens around summer.