Round 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officers stated Monday, with marine consultants now mobilising to see if a rescue is feasible.
The whales are in Macquarie Harbour, on the island’s rugged and sparsely populated west coast, the place they’re believed to be caught on a sandbar.
Police are on website and marine consultants are being deployed to evaluate the state of affairs, Tasmania’s atmosphere division stated.
“Further crews with whale rescue gear will arrive later right now,” the division stated in a press release.
The creatures are believed to be pilot whales however the species has not but been confirmed.
Mass whale strandings happen comparatively typically in Tasmania, however the giant numbers concerned current a frightening rescue prospect.
The newest stranding comes as a humpback whale that was caught in a tropical river in Australia’s north lastly returned to the ocean after greater than two weeks.
Public broadcaster ABC reported the creature, which spent 17 days within the crocodile-infested waters of Kakadu Nationwide Park, has been noticed in open seas off Darwin.
Scientists had been weighing choices for guiding the humpback to security after it grew to become the primary recognized whale to journey up the muddy river, however had been relieved when it returned to sea of its personal accord.
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