The Chatham Islands of new Zealand's South island lie some 800 kilometres to the East. There, in 1918, were stranded around a thousand whales – the largest Mass stranding in the history of the country. Why the marine mammals lose the orientation is unclear. Presumably, they follow a stray or sick animal in shallow waters.
pilot whales up to six meters long. They are the most common in new Zealand waters, occurring Cetacean species.Updated Date: 01 December 2020, 01:20