The pilot whales had been discovered Wednesday stranded on an uncovered sea coast alongside the coast of Tasmania.
Rescue efforts are ongoing to save lots of the rest whales.
“We’re essentially centered this morning on in reality coming into that rescue operation and getting [the whales] launched,” Brendon Clark of the Tasmania Parks and Flora and fauna Carrier informed the Australia Broadcasting Company on Thursday.
“We’re mindful that a few of them might re-beach themselves and so we’ll be tracking that.”
Rescuers had up to now estimated that about part of the whales had been nonetheless alive.
That is the second one mass stranding of whales to have taken position in Tasmania this week after greater than a dozen sperm whales, most commonly younger men and believed to be a part of the similar bachelor pod, had been discovered lifeless on any other sea coast.
Circumstances of whale strandings have baffled marine scientists for many years.
Tasmania’s biggest stranding used to be in 2020 when greater than 450 pilot whales had been discovered.