Whale 'explosion' threat amid successful day of rescues - Stuff.co.nz

17 more whales have washed up this morning less than a kilometre away from where 400 stranded themselves on Friday. The Department of Conservation has had to close off a beach covered in rotting whale carcasses, as they could "explode" on volunteers ...

Stranded whales refloated - but heading the wrong way - Newshub

Volunteers cheered and applauded this morning in Golden Bay as the remaining stranded pilot whales were refloated. But despite the boyant mood, the animals are not out of danger yet. Helpers have been working around the clock since Friday, tending to ...

Beached Whale Situation Gets Worse With Hundreds More Stranded Ashore - Gizmodo

Early on Saturday, dozens of volunteers worked to refloat about 100 of the 40o whales that mysteriously beached themselves in New Zealand. But their rescue effort quickly escalated when 240 more were stranded. It's all the more frustrating that no one ...

Hundreds of whales beached in NZ - Sky News Australia

Whale rescue volunteers face a 'daunting task' in New Zealand as they once again take up the battle to save hundreds of pilot whale beached on a beach, a Department of Conservation spokesman says. While there was a successful refloat of whales on ...

Pilot Whales Stranded In New Zealand Rises To 650 As Intensive Rescue Effort Continues - Huffington Post UK

Rescuers in New Zealand were faced with a grim discovery on Saturday as hundreds more pilot whales became stranded, bringing the total number to more than 650 in less than a week. On Saturday about 240 more pilot whales arrived at Farewell Spit, ...

Hard decision in whales rescue - The Australian

A new pod of 240 whales swam aground at a remote New Zealand beach on Saturday just hours after weary volunteers managed to refloat a different group of whales following an earlier mass stranding. In total, more than 650 pilot whales have beached ...

Rescuers Refloat About 100 Stranded Whales On New Zealand Beach - Tech Times

About 100 of the 400 beached whales in New Zealand have been refloated by rescuers. Some of the marine animals though may still come back to the beach. ( Mario Tama | Getty Image ). Rescuers in New Zealand were able to refloat about 100 of the 400 ...

New Zealanders race to rescue whales after hundreds stranded - Bangladesh News 24 hours

Volunteers attend to some of the hundreds of stranded pilot whales still alive after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings, in Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand's South Island, Feb 10, 2017. Reuters. Volunteers attend to some ...

More than 650 whales mysteriously stranded at isolated New Zealand beach, nearly 350 dead - New York Daily News

Volunteers try to guide some of the stranded pilot whales still alive (in background) back out to sea after one of New Zealand's largest recorded mass whale strandings. (ANTHONY PHELPS/REUTERS). ASSOCIATED PRESS. Updated: Saturday, February 11, ...

Hundreds of volunteers form a human chain to rescue 100 whales beached in New Zealand where 300 died this week - The Sun

A DESPERATE mercy mission has been underway to save more than 100 whales amid New Zealand's the worst stranding. Neck deep, rescuers formed a human chain last night by linking arms to help scores of marooned pilot whales get back to the sea.

Whale watch ends for tonight as low tide passes - Stuff.co.nz

A pod of 150 or more pilot whales was still at sea about two kilometres offshore from Pakawau on the western side of Golden Bay this evening as the Department of Conservation staff finished their watch for the whales stranding in the area for tonight ...

'You played a part in history' - volunteers at Farewell Spit thanked for role in saving whales - TVNZ

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[WATCH] New Zealand rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales - Eyewitness News

A group of about 100 volunteers, supported by three boats, successfully turned the whales away from shore by blocking their path, conservation officials said in a statement. FILE: A killer whale. Picture: Simon's Town Boat Company. New Zealand · Washed ...

New whale stranding has volunteers scrambling - Newshub

The call has gone out on Saturday evening for volunteers to head to new locations on the spit at the top of the South Island. There was a successful refloat of whales on Saturday and a pod of 200 were kept at sea, but joy turned to despair with three ...

Another 'major' whale stranding at Farewell Spit - Newstalk ZB

UPDATED 6.45pm: It's all on again with fresh strandings of pilot whales at Farewell Spit. The call has gone out on Saturday evening for volunteers to head to new locations on the spit at the top of the South Island. There was a successful refloat of ...

200 More Pilot Whales Found Stranded on New Zealand's Farewell Spit - Sputnik International

At least 200 more pilot whales have stranded on Farewell Spit at the northern end of the Golden Bay in New Zealand, where on Friday over 400 whales beached, local media report. Whales are stranded at Farewell Spit near Nelson, New Zealand Friday, Feb.

300 whales die on New Zealand beach - The Asian Age

Wellington: New Zealand volunteers formed a human chain in the water at a remote beach on Friday as they tried to save about 100 whales after more than 400 of the creatures beached themselves in one of the worst whale strandings in the nation's history.

More pilot whales head to Farewell Spit - Newshub

Another 200 pilot whales are heading towards Farewell Spit, where hundreds of volunteers are already assisting whales that beached on Golden Bay on Friday. Efforts to refloat around another 100 whales are continuing in the high tide on Saturday, after ...

Fresh whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach - Phys.Org

Rescue workers are in a race against time to refloat 100 whales stranded on a New Zealand shore a day after a mass beaching left hundreds dead. It was not known if the whales found Saturday were a fresh pod or survivors from Friday's stranding at ...

Desperate bid to save whales stranded at Farewell Spit - Newshub

As darkness draws over the stranded whales at Farewell Spit, rescuers face an anxious night as they wait to see how many will survive until Saturday morning. Over 400 stranded in Golden Bay on Thursday night, and nearly 75 percent of those have died.