Drone footage shows the stranded s.p.e.r.m whales
People are urgently attempting to preserve a pod of 12 s.p.e.r.m whales that washed ashore on an Indonesian beach. At least two of the creatures have been ɪɴᴊᴜʀᴇᴅ, and all of them face d.e.a.t.h if they remain out of the deep water for too long. Volunteers have been putting a rope around the whales in an attempt to drag them back out to sea. ‘It’s preferable to wait until high tide, but we’re worried they’ll ᴅʀᴏᴡɴ,’ said Sapto Prabowo of the Natural Resource Conservation Agency. The whales washed up together in Aceh province, near Sumatra’s northern coast.
Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇʀs attempt to push stranded whales back into the ocean at Ujong Kareng beach in Aceh province.
They tied ropes around the whales.
Men look at the whales.
They are all at ʀɪsᴋ of d.y.i.n.g if they aren’t saved soon.
A drone image shows the scale of the problem.
Locals look on as a pod of sperm whales that are stranded in shallow water.
Some of the whales are injured.
A boat belonging to the Indonesian government helps pull back a stranded s.p.e.r.m whale to the open sea.
Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇʀs attempt to push stranded whales back into the ocean at Ujong Kareng beach.
Fishermen are doing everything they can to assist officials in saving the massive sea animals. Several photos appeared on social media of people wading onto the coral and placing ropes around the whales, each of which was several meters long and flapping its massive fins in the shallow water. An adult sperm whale, one of the largest mammals on the planet, may grow to be 12 meters long and weigh up to 57 tons. Whale beachings have occurred in various regions of Indonesia, a huge archipelago of approximately 17,000 islands.
In 2016, a group of 29 pilot whales became entangled in a mangrove swamp off the eastern coast of Java, but they were able to free themselves or were assisted in returning to sea by fishermen.