New Zealand, Chatham Islands, Whales

New Zealand, Chatham Islands

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

25/11/2020 9:29:00 AM

Nearly 100 whales die after mass stranding in New Zealand

WELLINGTON: About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands , about 800km off New ...

WorldA handout photo from the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) taken on Nov 22, 2020, shows some of the dead pilot whales stranded on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands. (Photo: AFP/New Zealand Department of Conservation)25 Nov 2020 02:01PM

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Share this contentBookmarkWELLINGTON: About 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have died in a mass stranding on the remote Chatham Islands, about 800km off New Zealand's east coast, officials said on Wednesday (Nov 25).Most of them were stranded during the weekend, but rescue efforts have been hampered by the remote location of the archipelago.

AdvertisementAdvertisementNew Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) said in total 97 pilot whales and three dolphins died in the stranding, adding that they were notified of the incident on Sunday. Read more: CNA »