A group of melon-headed whales died in a mass stranding on Cape Verde’s Boa Vista island, Thursday, September 26, 2019.
The rescue teams counted 134 dead whales on Wednesday and autopsies are being carried out to try to determine the cause of death.
Many factors could contribute to such whale and dolphin strandings including sickness, navigational error, geographical features, a rapidly falling tide, being chased by a predator,
Roughly two dozen pilot whales beached themselves on and near a Georgia barrier island, leaving 15 dead.
This is the whale species’ second mass stranding along the state’s coast since July.
It’s been just over two months since at least 47 pilot whales swam perilously close the shore on St. Simons Island. Three of those whales died.