wellington - For the second time in a week, in New Zealand, tens of whales have washed up and died. New Zealand media reported that Thursday 80 to 90 were flushing animals on the Chatham Islands, an island group east of New Zealand. More than fifty did not survive.
On Monday, 145 whales stranded on the southern Steward island. All animals died. The washing up of whales regularly occurs on the coast of New Zealand. The cause of this is not clear, but issues such as illnesses and 'navigation errors' are mentioned as probable causes.