Whale strandings: what happens after they die and how do authorities safely dispose of them?


Two mass strandings in Tasmanian waters in a week has left about 200 pilot whales and 14 sperm whales dead. On Monday, 14 juvenile sperm whales died and washed ashore at King Island, in Bass Strait. Approximately 230 pilot whales became stranded on Ocean Beach, west of the Tasmanian town of Strahan on Wednesday. Tasmanian authorities said on Thursday that they would be transitioning to “carcas...

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