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Australia wildlife officials investigating deaths of 14 sperm whales found on island

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The carcasses of 14 younger sperm whales had been found beached on an island off Australia’s southeastern coast on Monday, prompting wildlife officers to research the deaths. 

A authorities Marine Conservation Program group traveled to King Island, a part of the state of Tasmania within the Bass Strait between Melbourne and Tasmania’s northern coast, after the whales had been discovered, the state Division of Pure Sources and Atmosphere stated in a press release.

The group was conducting necropsies of the whales to attempt to decide their reason behind loss of life. Authorities had been planning to conduct an aerial survey to find out whether or not there have been some other whales within the space.

It’s not uncommon for sperm whales to be sighted in Tasmania, in line with the division, and the realm the place they had been found on the seaside was inside their regular vary and habitat.

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One in all 14 useless sperm whales lies washed up on a seaside at King Island, north of Tasmania, Australia, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
(Division of Pure Sources and Atmosphere Tasmania by way of AP)

“Whereas additional inquiries are but to be carried out, it’s potential the whales had been a part of the identical bachelor pod — a bunch of youthful male sperm whales associating collectively after leaving the maternal group,” the Atmosphere Division stated.

Wildlife officials are investigating the deaths of 14 sperm whales found beached on Australia's King Island. 

Wildlife officers are investigating the deaths of 14 sperm whales discovered beached on Australia’s King Island. 
(Division of Pure Sources and Atmosphere Tasmania by way of AP)

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Surfers and swimmers have been warned to keep away from the speedy space in case the corpses of the whales appeal to sharks to the waters.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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