DOC whale stranding update - 9.30am 15 January
This is the latest situation with the whale stranding on
Eight of the 13 pilot whales that
stranded on Farewell Spit yesterday have re-stranded there
overnight. Five whales have died – one yesterday afternoon
and four overnight.
DOC rangers with the help of
volunteers, many from Project Jonah, will attempt to refloat
the eight whales in this morning’s high tide, high tide
being shortly after 10am this morning.
rescuers had to pull out due to fading light
around 9.15pm having got the 12 whales afloat but not
having been able to fully get them grouped together and
moving out to sea.
The other 50 or so whales in the pod
have not been seen since DOC rangers in a boat lost sight of
them in choppy sea early yesterday
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