Officials said on Thursday morning that only 35 whales could be saved out of 230 whales washed ashore. But as of Thursday afternoon, only 32 whales had survived, official Brendan Clarke said. Clark said that the conditions on the beach here are more difficult than in other places. Officials allow only those with previous wildlife training or experience to work as volunteers in rescue operations.
On 21 September 2020, 470 long-finned pilot whales washed ashore in the same harbour. This is the first time in Australian history that such a large number have washed ashore in Wales. Clark said that half of the whales that washed ashore in the past were floating in the water. Even then only over a hundred whales survived.
Australia has included whales on the protected species list. Officials have warned people not to go near the dead bodies of Wales. Earlier this week, 14 sperm whales washed ashore on King Island, Australia. Unfortunately they all lost their lives.
Marine experts say the reasons why whales have washed ashore in such large numbers are inconclusive. It is a mystery that Wales has been swept away like this. It is said that it is unusual for sea creatures to come ashore like this twice in one week.