90 whales stranded at Farewell Spit

Just a few days after 4 whales died after stranding in the Bay of Plenty, 90 pilot whales have stranded at Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in New Zealand.

Department of Conservation employees along with volunteers were trying to keep the whales alive in the hope that they would refloat when the high tide came in later that night.

According to a member of Project Jonah, which provides volunteers for strandings, Golden Bay is a notorious hot-spot for strandings.

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90 whales stranded at Farewell Spit
Whales stranded off NZ’s Farewel Spit

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