28 whales dead after stranding on a beach in Victoria, Australia
PHOTO: DELWP officers inspect the whales at Wingan Inlet, Croajingalong National Park, east of Melbourne. (Supplied: DELWP)
Twenty-seven pilot whales and one humpback whale were reported beached yesterday afternoon at Wingan Inlet, between Cape Conran and Mallacoota, in the Croajingolong National Park, about 500km east of Melbourne.
Authorities have issued a warning about increased shark activity in the area because of the rotting whale carcasses.
Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks (DELWP) are managing the situation, and a wildlife expert accompanied by a vet has been flown into the area by helicopter.
Incident controller Michael Turner said 24 of the whales died yesterday at Rame Head, and the rest died today.
Courtesy of abc.net.au