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Tag: stranded whales

  • Saturday, July 13th 2024 - 09:17 UTC

    Huge pod of pilot whales stranded, and die in island off Orkney archipelago

    “The remaining 12 pilot whales have been euthanized due to their condition deteriorating from so many hours on the beach,” the BDMLR said

    Seventy-seven long-finned pilot whales washed ashore on Thursday on Sanday island, a part of the Orkney archipelago off Scotland. Sixty-five of them were already dead, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) service said, and while twelve still alive, they were in too poor a condition to recover.

  • Monday, January 6th 2020 - 08:41 UTC

    New Zealanders rush to try and save a pod of stranded whales

    “Seven whales that stranded at Matarangi Spit are being looked after by as many as 1,000 people,” the marine conservation group Project Jonah said in a statement.

    About 1,000 people rushed to a New Zealand beach over the weekend to try to save a pod of whales that stranded overnight, overwhelming conservation workers who were appealing for specialist assistance.

  • Friday, October 18th 2019 - 09:44 UTC

    BAS technique to detect stranded whales from space

    The researchers studied satellite images covering thousands of kilometers of coastline, which provided an early insight into the extent of the mortality. Satellite image: Maxar Technologies

    A new technique for analyzing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images from Maxar Technologies of the biggest mass stranding of baleen whales yet recorded.  It is hoped that in the future the technique will lead to real-time information as stranding events happen.