Thursday, 13 July 2017

Day 4 - Activity 4

Earlier this year a whole lot of whales got stranded on Farewell Spit which is at the top of the South Island.  300 of them died but not without a lot of help trying to keep them alive by the local people.

The people tried to help the whales by keeping them wet with as much buckets,bottles,pots and bowls of water and anything that they could find that could hold more water to tip on the whales.   They also covered them with wet cloths, towels and lava lava's.  All of the whales were treated equally, with respect.

The 8 whales in the story that I read had all floated back out to sea the next morning.  What a relief!

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Jedida,

    It was pretty amazing to see the way that the local community banded together to try and save the whales, wasn't it? I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to try and save the large pod of whales that became beached at Farewell Spit. It is wonderful to read that they were able to save, at least, eight of them.

    I hope that all eight whales stay far out at sea from now on. I must admit that one of my all-time favourite experiences was watching whales swim past us while our family was staying at a hotel in Tonga. It was late July and a family of six whales came swimming by. You could see them jumping and splashing in the water. It was magical!

    Have you ever seen whales swimming in the wild?

    Keep up the great work with your blogging, Jedida. You're making good progress and still have a full week left to post more activity blogs. I can't wait to see what you post next!