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Important links to Interview with Rose Paige including first hand information from the scene of the whale stranding
Added here 12 Feb
new aerial footage shows the overwhelming scale of NZ’s third-largest whale stranding, rescuers warn the coming hours will be critical.
Experts and an army of volunteers spent Friday morning fighting to keep surviving whales alive after more than 400 of them beached themselves at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay. They managed to refloat the survivors, but now have to wait and see if the whales will beach themselves again.
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DOC Golden Bay operations manager Andrew Lamason said latest reports were that an estimated 70 per cent of the 416 whales had died overnight.
Early in the morning, the focus turned to keeping the remaining whales alive until high tide at 10.30am.
By 11am, Golden Bay operations manager Andrew Lamason said they’d successfully refloated the surviving whales, but there were concerns they might restrand.
“What they’re doing is milling around so we won’t know until mid-afternoon whether we’re going to have a restranding or not,” Lamason said.
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I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS ITEM AS THINGS PROGRESS, AND NOTE THAT SEISMIC BLASTING IS APPARENTLY CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN THE AREA.
FROM Rose at The Con Trail:
I recommend Stranded No More to follow this