On a Sri Lankan beach 120 whales were stranded and have been rescued easily with overnight Rescue Operation.
Three pilot whales and one dolphin died of their injuries following the mass beaching near the city of Panadura, south of the capital Colombo.
According to a country’s navy , a team made up of the Sri Lanka navy and coast guard and local residents worked overnight to save 100 to 120 stranded short-finned pilot whales on Panadura Beach. The beach is south of the capital, Colombo, on the island country’s southwestern coast.
Local villagers helped the navy and coast guard by pushing the small whales back into deeper water so they could swim out into the ocean.
“The people around here got together and saved most of them,” marine biologist Dr Asha De Vos told news agency AFP.
“But some of the whales were very tired fighting to stay afloat the whole night and didn’t have enough strength to go to deep sea. That is why a few died.”
While Scientists says that the whale beachings are not uncommon. They have a series of theories, including whales following fish to shore and becoming disorientated.
Highly social mammals, pilot whales are particularly known for stranding in groups because they travel in large, close-knit communities which rely on constant communication.
In September, several hundred whales died on the coast of Tasmania in Australia while only 110 could be saved after the days of rescue operation. It was one of the country’s biggest stranding on record and one of the largest in the world.