Australia: 135 dolphins-drivers die stranded

News 23 March, 2018
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    PERTH | one Hundred and thirty-five dolphins-drivers are dead stranded Friday on a beach in australia, where relief efforts were bent to try to push to the off the survivors.

    It is a fisherman who gave the alarm to the dawn after the mass stranding of 150 of these pilot whales tropical, marine mammals to the front large, in the bay of Hamelin, western Australia

    The authorities feared that the bodies do not attract sharks.

    The department of parks and wildlife of the State of Western Australia has explained that its personal attempted to ensure the survival of the 15 dolphins-drivers that have not perished.

    “Most of the cetaceans were stranded on the land during the night and did not survive,” said Jeremy Chick, a head of this department.

    The relief were in expectation of reinforcements and equipment to try to save the survivors, he added.

    “The wind and the rain, if any, will determine the time and place where we will try to return it to the water. Similarly, the strength of the animal will count.”

    “The main objective is to ensure the safety of staff and volunteers and to give greater chances of survival for the dolphins “.

    The bay of Hamelin owes its name to the baron, frenchman Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, a member of a scientific trip that brought him into the region in 1801.

    The bay has been closed to the public for fear of attacks of sharks.

    Short-finned pilot whales in the tropics, which live in tropical and subtropical waters, often travel in groups and when they fail, they usually do so en masse.

    The reasons for these strandings are still unknown. There are multiple theories on this subject, topology of the ribs, the possibility that cetaceans respond to calls of distress or simply the effect of follow-up.

    The grounding is the most important in Australia occurred in 1996, when 320-finned pilot whales were found on the place in Dunsborough. Only twenty cetaceans had survived.