by Dee McLachlan
It just happens I am writing a movie action script on whales at the moment. So I am alarmed to see that 416 pilot whales beached themselves overnight at Farewell Spit in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island, New Zealand.
More than 70% have died, with locals desperately trying to save the remaining.
In the many reports I have read and heard so far, there is little talk as to the cause. There seems to be a general acceptance that this is just what happens. [Read more…]