28 May 2018

Why did a dozen sperm whales wash up in South Taranaki?

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 28 May 2018

Why a dozen sperm whales washed up ashore a South Taranaki beach still remains a mystery to the Department of Conservation and local iwi. Eight of the mammals were found on Kaupokonui Beach last Thursday, three additional ones on Saturday and another one Monday. Ngati Tu hapu member Bonita Bigham told our reporter Jessie Chiang the number of the stranded whales is unprecedented. Marine Adviser Dave Lundquist discusses the details with Susie Ferguson.