KOMMETJIE BEACH, South Africa Reuters – About 55 whales were stranded on a beach near Cape Town on Saturday and high waves were hampering efforts by rescue teams to get them back into the water.
Volunteers and marine scientists worked to save the whales shortly after the adults and calves first came ashore in bad weather at 1:30 a.m. EDT 0530 GMT, said Craig Lambinon, spokesman for the National Sea Rescue Institute NSRI.
IMHO – A horrible tragedy, as 55 whales beached themselves off the coast of South Africa – 3 are confirmed dead, and the bad weather is hampering rescue attempts drastically. Local groups and the National Sea Rescue Institute is trying to help as many Whales as possible. Could this be from Sonar or other Submariner activity? or is it a sick pod that lost it’s way? Hopefully a full autopsy of the recently deceased whales will tell us more.