Latest update on Farewell Spit whale stranding
Latest update on Farewell Spit whale stranding.
The eight surviving whales stranded on
Farewell Spit have been refloated by DOC rangers and
volunteers this morning but the whales are still milling
around in the sea not far from shore.
There are concerns
the whales could re-strand in the outgoing tide. Should the
whales start to become at risk of re-stranding, rescuers
will try to deter them from moving towards the shore and
encourage them into deeper water.
whales initially stranded yesterday about 7km from the base
of Farewell Spit, five have since
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