Mystery Whale & Dolphin Deaths

‘More than 100 whales and 10 dolphins have been found dead on a remote beach on Tasmania’s west coast.’

‘The long-finned pilot whales and bottle-nosed dolphins were washed up at Point Hibbs, south of the fishing town of Strahan.’
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What’s going on?
Ok, it’s not the first time that this has happened… but what could kill so many animals? Illness? A feeding frenzy? Attacks by Orcas? Or was it caused by some sort of rogue pinging by sonars?
Check out this site»
It lists the havoc caused by sonar…

26th November 2003:

Experts study teeth marks on beached whalesMore»
Update 21/1/04:
Greenpeace/BBC: Campaigners tackle dolphin deaths »
Two campaign groups are joining forces to try to help the thousands of marine mammals killed annually in UK waters.
Greenpeace and the UK-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society say some dolphins could be pushed closer towards extinction by harmful fishing methods.
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