What was it like to be in the rescue team at the Tasmania pilot whale stranding?

Dr Maddie Brasier is a marine biologist at the University of Tasmania and member of the Wildcare Tasmania Whale Rescue Volunteer First Response Team having been trained in whale rescue by Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. She’s also a WDC supporter and has been selling her beautiful knitted whale hats on etsy to raise money for … Meer lezen

Nine stranded pilot whales die in Spain

Nine short-finned pilot whales died stranded on a beach on the northern Spain coast, the regional government said on Tuesday. Local authorities and residents managed to help others back to sea. >> read more …

380 pilot whales die in mass stranding

Rescuers say they have managed to save 50 whales from a large group beached on Tasmania’s West Coast — but 380 animals have died, with 30 more still stranded and clinging to life. >> read more …

250 whales slaughtered in Faroes hunt

Despite glimpses of nature reclaiming its spaces whilst people have been locked down during the global coronavirus pandemic, and many reassessing their relationships with the environment, these cruel hunts look set to continue on the islands with around 250 pilot whales brutally killed in recent days. >> read more …

Mass stranding of pilot whales Iceland

Last Friday a mass stranding of pilot whales occurred in the north-east of Iceland, in Langanes. Saving them turned out to be impossible and the few remaining ones were put down the following morning.

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Pilot Whale Could not Be Saved

Attempts to save a pilot whale that beached on Seltjarnarnes point, near Reykjavík, yesterday, were in vain, mbl.is reports. Before beaching, the whale had been spotted swimming in circles near the shore. >> read more …