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Photos show the tragic mass stranding event the killed a super pod of 200 whales in Australia

Added 09-25-22 02:14:03pm EST - “Experts suspect that the super pod of pilot whales chased its squid prey into the shallow waters at Macquarie Heads in Tasmania and became trapped.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Photos show the tragic mass stranding event the killed a super pod of 200 whales in Australia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two pilot whales died in Australia on Friday after becoming stranded on the west coast of Tasmania, bringing the total deaths to 200. 

Two hundred and thirty have stranded themselves at the Macquarie Heads in Tasmania, but some have been refloated and sent back into the ocean but most have died, according to AP.

Pilot whales usually live in family pods of about 30 individuals, let by a dominant female, but sometimes coalesce into super pods, many hundreds-strong, according to The Guardian.

Speaking to ABC, Kris Carlyon from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania suggested that they may have followed prey too close to the shoreline. 

"These guys do feed on squid. That could have brought them to the shore. That will be part of the post-mortem investigation.

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