Volunteers work to save 40 stranded whales on Farewell Spit in New Zealand where 36 have already died. The pilot whales are ending up trapped on a beach, with people scrambling to keep them cool and wet until the next tide.
FORA.tv (June 11, 2013) Conservation photographer Bryant Austin is the only photographer in the world producing high-resolution, life-size photography of whales. A chance encounter with a humpback calf and its mother helped ... watch video
AP (Jan. 23, 2012) 22 Pilot whales die after pod beaches in New Zealand. Rescuers are trying to save the 77 animals that are left, dousing them with water, waiting for high tide to take them back out to ... watch video
Reuters - News Video Online (Feb. 13, 2015) Rescuers are battling to save more than 170 stranded pilot whales in New Zealand. Twenty five of the animals are reported to have died. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Mar. 14, 2013 Pilot whales that have died in mass strandings in New Zealand and Australia included many unrelated individuals at each event, a new study concludes, challenging a popular assumption that whales ... read more
Mar. 14, 2013 Recent research has shed some light on whether family relationships play a role in beachings of otherwise healthy whales. Investigators used genetic data to describe the kinship of individual ... read more
Nov. 5, 2012 A whale that is almost unknown to science has been seen for the first time after two individuals -- a mother and her male calf -- were stranded and died on a New Zealand beach. A new report offers ... read more