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Dozens of Whales Die on WA Beaches - Western Australia


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Chrissy
- 3747 days ago - brisbanetimes.com.au
About 55 stranded whales and dolphins have died after beaching themselves at Hamelin Bay, 10km north of Augusta, early this morning. The Department of Environment and Conservation said the mass stranding involved about 80 mammals, but only 25 had been fou



   

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MARY D (158)
Monday March 23, 2009, 11:40 am
Poor babies...I don't understnad why they do it at all? I hope they can save the remaining ones. Thanks chrissy.
 

. (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 5:24 pm
noted thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 8:11 pm
Maybe the new aquatic communication system is to blame for this sad act. who should we contact?
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Monday March 23, 2009, 9:05 pm
NOTED.....
 

Nora J (229)
Monday March 23, 2009, 9:13 pm
I have read that the reasons whales beach is because, under normal circumstances, they use underwater sound to find mates, food and for communication. Humans have made the oceans so noisy with naval sonar, looking and drilling for oil etc., that it sometimes becomes unbearable for these sound sensitive creatures to cope. We have to re-think our impact everywhere and lessen it significantly.
 

Glenda B (158)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 12:40 am
Noted
 
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