This video is called Professor Malcolm Clarke talks about his research into Pygmy Sperm Whales.
Rare pygmy sperm whale helped back to sea
21 January 2009, 11:20
By Caryn Dolley
She was “quite distraught” and thrashed around, apparently too terrified to accept the help being offered – the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) eventually had to load her on to a boat and give her a ride to safety.
But this was no ordinary rescue. It took the NSRI and CapeNature more than three hours to free the “very rare” 200kg pygmy sperm whale which got stranded at Stilbaai.
The mission is making waves in marine circles, with scientists from as far as New York contacting the Stilbaai NSRI to find out more.
March 2009. Following on from 2 recent mass stranding in Tasmania, some 80 false killer whales and bottlenose dolphins have stranded in Hamelin Bay, south-west of Margaret River. Latest reports are that only 25 of the false killer whales have been found alive. Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) staff and volunteers are currently working to stabilise the 25 false killers whales that remain alive: here.
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