The fate of the stranded whales in New Zealand

@allknowing (66591)
India
February 10, 2017 2:33am CST
Of the over 400 whales stranded overnight at the base of Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, New Zealand, 250 to 300 were already dead. It was only in the morning that revival efforts have been underway. . Lots is being done but from reports the chances of survival of the rest of the whales is bleak. Reports say, stranding of whales is common here but this was the largest ever found, many already dead. What is the reason for this regular phenomena?
Hope for the survivors of one of New Zealand's largest ever whale strandings is slowly slipping away'', with Farewell Spit a scene scattered with the distressed and dead. - New Zealand Herald
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• Philippines
10 Feb 17
I hope some one can help them with them heading out the sea.
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
Commendable to see so many volunteers doing that.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
11 Feb 17
That happens here on occasion , but only a few. It breaks my heart.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
11 Feb 17
@allknowing I think their brains are too small for their bodies!
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
@DianneN Feel sad to even to think about it.
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@JustBhem (39341)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Feb 17
Climate change I guess?
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
Whatever it be, it is sad to see them go
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
@JustBhem This was being flashed on tv channels. I just could not digest the news.
@much2say (39706)
• United States
11 Feb 17
That's so sad, and I don't understand what is going on. It seems many species, not just sea animals, are disappearing all at once. It's as if mass extinction is happening - it's very alarming.
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
When the bible said 'Increase and multiply' the selfish man just thought of himself and not of animals, usurping their habitats.
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@much2say (39706)
• United States
11 Feb 17
@allknowing Man is certainly greedy and has overstepped his boundaries. They don't seem to realize that in the end, they are also endangering themselves in the great scheme of things.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Feb 17
Just seen this too on the News and its so very sad. Wonder what makes them go off course like that? Has to be something. Also hoping that they can get back into the high Seas and recover. At least people are trying to help them too.
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
Is the water that polluted that they cannot breathe in those waters?
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• Pamplona, Spain
11 Feb 17
@allknowing You know I think that could be part of it and they have somehow lost their own particular Radar or maybe it gets a bit damaged and they do what they do through no fault of their own. I always try to use as less bad stuff for cleaning as I can so the water goes back to them as clean as I can imagine it.
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@jhechorain (1218)
• Susanville, California
10 Feb 17
Oh this makes me sad
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
I feel the world is cruel to animals everywhere
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• Susanville, California
11 Feb 17
There are harsh situations, yes
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@paigea (22419)
• Canada
11 Feb 17
Tragic to lose so many at once like that.
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
They have chosen to die and so I am told.
@marguicha (97282)
• Chile
11 Feb 17
I hope the living ones can be helped. Did they use a sonar nearby?
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
It is time some research is done on why so many do that.
@Kandae11 (38593)
11 Feb 17
Wonder what caused them to be stranded.?
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
It is said they choose to get strandned.
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@jstory07 (68288)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Feb 17
That is really sad when wild animals are dying and being washed on shore and stranded.
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@allknowing (66591)
• India
11 Feb 17
The world is not suitable for animals any more
@just4him (120299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Feb 17
I hope they are able to save a lot of the survivors.
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