Most of the greater than 200 whales who become stranded on New Zealand´s infamous Farewell Spit at the weekend were in a position to refloat themselves, conservation officers stated Sunday.
However that they had now not left the world and there have been fears they may transform caught at the sea coast once more. About 17 different whales from the pod which beached themselves past due Saturday stay on shore close to the carcasses of loads of alternative pilot whales that died in mass strandings over the last 3 days.
“The 240-odd whales that had stranded between Puponga and Pakawau past due on Saturday have most commonly refloated themselves on final night time´s top tide and are milling round in shallow water,” Department of Conservation spokesman Herb Christophers stated.
“The center of attention this morning shall be to organize to refloat (the 17) at the incoming tide.” The environmental team Project Jonah, which is aiding with the rescue, has a spotter aircraft flying over the bay to stay monitor of the whales.
The newest stranding used to be a separate pod from the preliminary workforce of 400 whales stranded on Thursday night time at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay at the northwest tip of the South Island.
The shallow, sweeping spit is thought to intrude with the whales´ navigation techniques, inflicting common mass strandings alongside its 26-kilometre (16-mile) coastline.