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Hundreds of Whales Die in New Zealand

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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Hi this is my first thread so sorry if its already been posted or if ive posted in the wrong place.
I Havent seen a thread on it yet though

news.bbc.co.uk...

Conservation workers in New Zealand have attempted to coax pilot whales back into the sea, after they got stranded on a beach.

Hundreds of volunteers tried to keep the mammals wet throughout the day.

Around 125 whales died, whilst 43 others managed to swim free from Colville Beach on the North Island's Coromandel peninsula.




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:44 AM
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This news is dated December 2009.
I made the same mistake with the octopus. But it could also show that this has been happening for some time now. I did find an article that said it could be due to the El Nino.

Who knows

edit on 20/1/11 by boo1981 because: spelling ooops!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:47 AM
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yup. outdated. but in response to you Boo, I read an article recently, not even sure what it was about now, might of been about the flooding in Australia, but anyways what I read called it La Nina. Possibly the southern hemisphere has a female version of our El Nino.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:48 AM
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They should be given to the Japanese for whale testing... You know. For scientific reasons... Perhaps then they'll stay out of the oceans getting fresh ones...

Doubtful though. We all know it's not real research.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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Whales beaching in Australia and new Zealand in not uncommon, I think this happens quite regularly..

Any kiwis or Aussies on here that can confirm this?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:20 AM
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Thank you for posting this OP..it seems I missed it , you know with all the threads popping up its becoming a challenge to keep up with.

I will look up to find the thread since its interesting.

Wish you luck with your next thread and keep on contributing!!

em..i flagged you...so i'm the first one ever flagged you..thats kinda cool


have a nice day!!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:24 AM
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i forget what it had to do with but they tried to explain one of these events by saying the sea life died because the water was too cold. That was priceless.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
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yup. outdated. but in response to you Boo, I read an article recently, not even sure what it was about now, might of been about the flooding in Australia, but anyways what I read called it La Nina. Possibly the southern hemisphere has a female version of our El Nino.



Here you go, found something on NOAA that explains the difference between the two.

Difference between them




What is the difference between La Niña and El Niño?
El Niño and La Niña are extreme phases of a naturally occurring climate cycle referred to as El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Both terms refer to large-scale changes in sea-surface temperature across the eastern tropical Pacific. Usually, sea-surface readings off South America's west coast range from the 60s to 70s F, while they exceed 80 degrees F in the "warm pool" located in the central and western Pacific. This warm pool expands to cover the tropics during El Niño, but during La Niña, the easterly trade winds strengthen and cold upwelling along the equator and the West coast of South America intensifies. Sea-surface temperatures along the equator can fall as much as 7 degrees F below normal.




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