100 whales and dolphins were found dead in New Zealand on 25 November. The whales and dolphins were spotted off the coast of Chatham Island, 800 kilometers east of New Zealand. Most of these fish were trapped off the coast on Sunday.
A total of 97 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins have been found dead, the New Zealand Department of Defense has reported. Defense Department Ranger Jemma Welsh said Chatham Island was too far away, so information was not received at the right time. Rangers and rescuers arrived at the spot several hours later on Vaitangi West Beach, where the fish had died.
In addition to the dead fish, 26 fish were alive, efforts were made to rescue them and send them back to sea, but it was very weak. Defense officials believe the fish committed suicide by bringing themselves ashore due to poor sea conditions and fear of the Great White Shark. Usually these fish get trapped by forgetting direction.
Usually one or two whales and dolphins come ashore and get trapped. The rest come to their rescue by listening to their voices and sonar. But in most cases, they also get stuck on the shore. Nowadays climate change, constant changes in the earth’s magnetic field, geological movements etc. also confuse these fish. Which is why they come to shore.