A hundred Dolphins found dead on a beach

Une centaine de Dauphins retrouvés mort sur une plage

About 150 dolphins are the drivers died on a beach in New Zealand. In the south, on Stewart island.

In fact, 150 dolphins beached themselves and died on a beach in New Zealand. The causes of the strandings remain unclear in this region. Often the causes are related to diseases, to an error of navigation or the ebb tide. Sometimes, the animals flee from a predator. But for this case, it is all the same of 150 dolphins, never seen before !

150 Dolphins dead

In fact, the authorities have not seen it by themselves. It is a hiker who has given the alert on Saturday night. On these 150 dolphins, nearly half of them were dead at the time of the discovery. The local authorities have decided to euthanize the other dolphins, which was already suffering.

And this is because the range was already too far, and that it was difficult to access for marine animals. Thus, it is a huge loss, a true tragedy which is not necessarily explanations.

“Unfortunately, the probability of reaching to give the other the water was extremely low,”said Ren Leppens, a high official of the department of conservation (DOC) on Stewart island.

“The remote location, the lack of available staff nearby, and the degradation of the condition of the animals have been that euthanasia was the most human thing to do. Even so, it is always a decision which breaks your heart “, he added.

A situation unexplained

Indeed, the stranding of cetaceans are more common in New Zealand. There are, on average, more than 80 cases per year. As a general rule the animals fail 1 by 1 and not many as it happened.

In addition , the weekend prior to the incident with the dolphins, 10 killer whales pygmies have been found stranded on the beach 90 Mile beach, in the north of the North island. And a sperm whale has died at Doubtless Bay.

Thus, Ren Leppens explained that the reasons were unknown ” It is unknown why whales and dolphins strand “. ” The possible reasons would be the disease, the errors of navigation, the low tide or the fact that a predator poursuives, ” he explained.


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