Dead whales on Papamoa Beach

Dead Whales on Papamoa BeachTwo adult and two juvenile whales were found dead on Papamoa Beach located in the Bay of Plenty on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Officials from the Department of Conservation collected blood and tissue samples from the whales for testing.

More whale strandings than usual have occurred on Papamoa Beach this summer. There is some concern that sonar being used to locate containers on the seabed may be interfering with the whales navigation systems, however there is no evidence to confirm this theory.

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Dead whales on Papamoa Beach
Tests to determine whale deaths

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