Whales have already become one of the most important concerns of the people in connection to the activities which target the preservation of the wild life. `Save the whales` is not only an overused motto and a way of making a silly teenager movie like joke but also a harsh truth of our times. Wild life lovers and non governmental organizations all around the world have struggled over the years to signal the problem of the whales not only to the authorities that can really do something in order to solve the problem but also to the masses, so they would get a broader audience for their message. Now, with over 20 dead whales found on a beach in Chile, it looks like their struggles were not enough.
More than 20 dead whales have been found on a Chile beach to the despair of the witnesses and of the wild life preservation organizations. The maritime officials who have made the announcement regarding the beached dead whales have added that investigations have started in order to find out the cause of the death of these beached whales and also when exactly it occurred. However, they had no info in connection to these aspects of the problem available for press release.
The Gulf of Penas is the place where the dead whales have been recently found. More exactly, over 20 dead whales have been found beached in the northern part of the Gulf of Penas. According to info released by the officials talking on behalf of the national fisheries service of Chile, the whales measured 10 meters in length.
On Friday, the officials who have started the investigations on the matter have announced that the specimens found dead were sei whales. This is a controversial fact, if you were to take into consideration the fact that the sei whales have been protected by law in a special way. The sei whales have been haunted in a massive proportion over the last century and now they represent an endangered species.
The horrible scene has been firstly witnessed by a group of scientists from abroad. They were in the middle of a research when they found the dead whales lying on the beach of the Gulf of Penas.
“The number of dead whales could be over 20, but we have not tallied the total,”
admitted a source from the national fisheries service of Chile.
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