Autopsies on stranded pilot whales ruled out
Beached pilot whales, New Zealand. Photo source: ©© Angieandsteeve
The 49 pilot whales which died after a mass stranding on the Far North’s Karikari Beach have been buried without scientific analysis.
Scientists are keen to study stranded whales in the hope of finding out why the creatures beach themselves, but that can clash with Maori values…