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Australia Begin Disposal Of Hundreds Of Dead Whales As Rescue Effort Ends
After days of difficult and dangerous rescue attempts, Australia said they rescued 108 whales, with the rest now believed to have died
Australia Begin Disposal Of Hundreds Of Dead Whales As Rescue Effort Ends (Representational Image)
New Delhi: Australian wildlife official began disposing of hundreds of dead pilot whales on Saturday after concluding there was no longer any hope of reducing any more.
470 whales in Australia's biggest whale beaching were first spotted on a wide sandbank during an aerial reconnaissance of rugged Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania state on Monday.
Australia after days of difficult and dangerous rescue attempts said they rescued 108 whales, with the rest now believed to have died.
The Incident Controller and Parks and Wildlife Service manager, Rob Buck said 15 whales have already been disposed of at sea, but the operations to dispose of the remaining near 350 mammals was expected to take several days at least,
"Collection and disposal are being undertaken with the assistance of aquaculture companies whose equipment and expertise on the harbour is essential for a timely and effective outcome," Buck said in an emailed statement.
The bodies of the dead whales were being separated into groups and enclosed wit water booms to try to keep them in one place and to isolate from sharks and other predators.
As per the officials most of the released whales, a gregarious species that lives in deep waters, were expected to "regroup" and recovered from the traumatic event.