DOC whale stranding update
DOC whale stranding
have now counted 71 pilot whales stranded at Farewell Spit,
about 5km from its base, and spread out over 1.5 km. Eight
of the whales are dead.
Project Jonah trained volunteers
and other volunteers have been arriving to care for the
remaining 63 whales, keeping them as comfortable as possible
and wet with buckets of sea water.
DOC has put out a call
for people with wetsuits to help refloat the whales around
today's 12.17pm high tide. Anyone who can help is asked to
get to Triangle Flat at the base of Farewell Spit by around
11am. As well as bringing wetsuits if they have them, people
should bring warm clothing, water, food, sun protection and
all the gear they
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