80 whales were stranded on the southern coast of Australia. Many appeared to be dead. The whales were difficult to reach because of the terrain but two crews of rescuers were sent nevertheless to try and help any survivors.
"The aerial reports indicate the whales have unfortunately stranded on a rocky area of coastline and so have been very badly knocked around by the conditions," Gales said.
"Because of the physical beating they take from stranding on rocks and surf, compared to sandy beach strandings, animals die more quickly."
It is unknown why whales get stranded and how many whales perished. It is strange to see that such large animals dying in these numbers.