Hundreds of whales dead on New Zealand beach after mass stranding
A lack of communication could have also led to this disaster. Whales have a hard time using echolocation in shallow, sloping waters like those in Golden Bay.
It’s possible that at this instant, an entire group of whales beached themselves after one single whale got sick, injured or stranded. Their social bonds are so strong, pod-mates will always swim to the aid of others.
About 300 whales and dolphins beach themselves on New Zealand’s shorelines each year, especially in