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Japan: 50 Melon-Headed Whales Stranded on Ibaraki Shore; 22 Rescued


Animals  (tags: animals, whales, melon-headed whale, marine mammals, marine wildlife, japan, wildanimals, stranded whales, rescued, environment, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 2936 days ago - sott.net
About 50 melon-headed whales were found to have beached on the shore in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, in eastern Japan Friday night and 22 were rescued and returned to the sea on Saturday by authorities and local volunteers.



   

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Cindy C (125)
Monday March 7, 2011, 1:33 pm
blimey they actually saved some whales???????????
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Monday March 7, 2011, 1:39 pm
For everyone that helped to save them... THANK YOU! God Bless you!
 

. (0)
Monday March 7, 2011, 1:50 pm
Noted/wonderful news/thank you
 

. (0)
Monday March 7, 2011, 2:26 pm
At least nearly half were rescued. That's something...
 

Lyn henry (19)
Monday March 7, 2011, 5:36 pm
Thank goodness these werre rescued! Thanks Yrna.
 

Mary T (178)
Monday March 7, 2011, 6:37 pm
Thanks Yrna for sharing this great news.
 

Agnes H (144)
Monday March 7, 2011, 8:12 pm
I'm surprised they actually SAVED whales, but then this is in Eastern Japan and if my mind is alright, more to the North where they don't hunt whales at all. We musn't forget that in certain parts of Japan dolphins and whales are sacred and those people don't know anything that's going on with the whalers in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Also noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 3:38 am
Bless the Rescuers...!
TY Yrna for this one.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:21 am
Awesome Rescue
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 3:46 pm
I'm suprising of the reaction of Japan. Normally they use to kill them in the sea and there on the contrary they tried to save the maximum they can. Finally Japanese have perhaps a conscience or times are they changing in this country.
 

Katherine S (34)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7:19 pm
noted
thank goodness 22 have been rescued, hopefully the rest will join them in the sea soon
 

Dana W (9)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7:43 pm
Hope the ones that were rescued do OK.
 

Janet K (94)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 7:47 pm
Thank you people of Japan for helping whales. Will you now influence your government to ban whaling all together? Millions of people around the world will be grateful.
 

Monica G. (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 8:12 pm
They most likely saved the whales because they knew they had to slaughter them the next day. Useless scums.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 9:44 pm
Shared on Facebook.
 

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 10:00 pm
Glad to see that there are people in Japan who care about whales. I hope they can convince their fellow citizen and government to stop killing whales/dolphine.
 

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Tuesday March 8, 2011, 10:22 pm

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Veronika Sadilkova (10)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:29 am
Thank God/people for the 'few' saved.
 

angie jeanne-rose (0)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 4:44 pm
does anyone know the cause of this?
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Sunday March 13, 2011, 9:39 am
What could have cause this? Well thank god some were saved but I would of really liked to have seen the title say ALL WHALES SAFE AND SOUND BACK IN THE SEA......but I also wish to see JAPAN END ALL WHALE AND DOLPHIN HUNTING FOREVER!!!!!.......a girl can dream...
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 14, 2011, 4:06 pm
What a place for a whale to get stranded. I'm glad that saved some. There basically 4 people trying to save a whale, I hate to admit, but I wouldn't even know what to do. Shame they lost half.
 

may Howie (246)
Monday March 14, 2011, 6:06 pm
i am shocked that they saved some,but it has to be said WELL DONE,i hope the rest of them got back into the sea
 
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