4.02.11.V New Zealand coast pilot whale stranded 82 — Large Animals of the family Delphinidae. According to Agence France-Presse, the incident took place on Friday morning, February 4, on the South Island, about 150 kilometers west of the resort town of Nelson.
To date, ten of the stranded pilot whales died. Status of survivors grind causes fear, as long as they are not returned to the water and because of this can be lost. According to a Department of Natural Heritage, the pilot whale lies in the sand in the sun and can greatly overheated.
On the beach next to the pilot whale are representatives of the environmental protection agency. They watered the animals water. An employee of the Department said that those animals that can survive in the water back to Saturday.
Experts believe that the pilot whale found on the shores of chance — probably a mistake animals during the voyage and the wrong direction of motion. A few weeks ago, a similar incident occurred in the north of New Zealand. Then, on the coast a few dozen pilot whales stranded, 24 of whom died.
Adult pilot whale can reach 8.5 meters in length. These animals weigh from 800 kilograms to several tons. Pilot whale eat cephalopods and occasionally eat fish. Usually hunt at night and rest during the day. Grinda prefer to swim in the open sea and rarely go to the coastal zone.