Another 51 pilot whales have died bringing the total to more than 200 deaths in just 5 days from separate incidents in New Zealand
Another fifty-one pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands off New Zealand.
The tragedy comes after more than 200 whales have died in separate incidents in New Zealand in the last five days.
According to the BBC, between 80 and 90 whales were found to have become stranded in Hanson Bay on Thursday.
Several dozen managed to refloat themselves but 50 were found dead and one had to be put down.
The deaths there come less than a week after 145 pilot whales were found dead on a remote beach in New Zealand’s far south Stewart Island.
Ten pygmy whales were also found dead on a beach in Northland on Sunday.
Officials say it could be the whales make navigational errors, lose their way in bad weather or while escaping predators, or that they fall victim to illness.