500 whales stranded in Tasmania – indigenous elders are best guides to understanding this tragedy

It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.

Niki JP Alsford, Professor in Asia Pacific Studies, Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Institutes, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: marine-biology whales dolphins cetaceans marine-conservation tasmania pacific indigenous-knowledge whale-stranding maori-culture pacific-islanders

New Zealand beached whales: Why are so many getting stranded?

Illness, warmer waters and the fact that pilot whales travel in sociable groups could all play a role.

By Gareth Evans • bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: animals new-zealand marine-biology whales whale-strandings

Whale stranding: Another 50 pilot whales die off NZ

The mass stranding on Chatham Island means more than 200 whales have died off NZ in the past week.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: animals new-zealand whales whale-strandings

Whale stranding in New Zealand leaves 145 dead

It's not clear why the two pods washed up on the Stewart Island but officials say they couldn't be saved.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 26, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  whales  whale-strandings

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