- 480 whale trapped near Australia, near Australia
- Only 50-60 could be saved in the rescue operation that lasted four days
- Problems encountered in water cooling prevention work
Canberra At least 380 of the 460 pilot whales trapped four days ago died near the Tasmania coast in the southern part of Australia. More than 60 rescue teams have managed to save 50 fish after hard work, while efforts are on to rescue some. The relief work is being hampered due to the water being too cold. So the rescuers are working in shifts. Whale fish are trapped in an area of about 10 km.
It is being told that this huge group of fish came swimming towards the coast of Tasmania, but these fish got trapped in shallow water. The puzzle of fish collectively trapped on the coast is yet to be solved. Whales and other large fishes when caught on the coast, are called ‘citacean stranding’ or beaching. Most of the fish usually die after being trapped on the shores.
Zoologists believe these reasons
1. Sonar does not work properly
Zoologists consider it to be global warming, pollution or geomagnetic side effects. This causes the fishes’ sonar system to not function properly, which helps them to find direction. Many times these fish also deviate due to the sonar of the ships.
2. A Theory
Many times, when a whale comes to shore due to some problem, it sends a signal to another whale. After getting these signals, the distance whales also come there and start getting trapped. Getting stuck means getting into shallow water.
This is not the first time such an incident
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service regional manager Nick Deka said the occurrence of whales stranded on the beach in Tasmania is not a new or unusual occurrence. The occurrence of dolphins and whales is commonly reported in Tasmania once every two or three weeks, but in such a large group the occurrence of fish fishes has occurred 10 years later. Earlier such incident happened in 2009. At that time 200 whales were seen trapped on the beach. In 2018, around 100 pilot whales were killed off the coast of New Zealand in a similar incident.
Such is the pilot whale
Pilot whales are a species of sea dolphin that grow up to 23 feet long. It can weigh up to 3 tons. These whales travel in groups.