Tasmania whales stranding: Climate change ‘among other factors’ can cause such events, say experts

Category : Climate Change | Location : International  | Posted on 2022-09-23 01:53:18


Tasmania whales stranding: Climate change ‘among other factors’ can cause such events, say experts

Climate change, among other factors, can cause mass whale strandings, leading to deaths, experts have told Down To Earth, a day after over 200 pilot whales stranded in Tasmania perished.

However, there is still a lot that is not known about this phenomenon, according to them.

Olaf Meynecke, marine scientist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia told DTE that climate change, among other factors, could play a role in such stranding events.

This was especially true when whales were in compromised physical conditions because of changes in food availability, he added.

Source: https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/wildlife-biodiversity/tasmania-whales-stranding-climate-change-among-other-factors-can-cause-such-events-say-experts-85084

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