Roughly 50 pilot whales have been confirmed as stranded at Farewell Spit, Mission Jonah says.
Educated medics have been mobilised and might be offering first assist earlier than an try is made at a day refloat.
Seashores are additionally being checked for different whales which will have stranded additional alongside the coast.
⚠️ We’re responding to 49 long-finned pilot whales which have stranded at Farewell Spit. Excessive tide is about 6pm and it’s aimed to refloat the whales as soon as the water is deep sufficient.
At the moment, we’re not searching for different volunteers to help as we’ve got sufficient folks. pic.twitter.com/0bDCxeZvbY
— Division of Conservation (@docgovtnz) February 22, 2021
No additional assist was wanted at the moment, a Mission Jonah spokesperson stated.