22 long-finned pilot whales have died after coming ashore on the Manon beach, north of La Coruna, Galicia today. Conservationists and authorities battled to save the animals, and now a mystery surrounds why they beached in the first place
(SOURCE) A natural mystery is unfolding in Spain after 22 long-finned pilot whales came ashore at Manon Beach.
The picture shows six of the 22 long-finned pilot whale that beached on the shore, north of La Coruna, Galicia, Spain today (Monday).
Sadly 11 of the whales died on arrival to the beach and the others died later despite the efforts of the Spanish Civil Protection, environmentalists and Galicia Coordination mammalian studies.
Long-finned pilot whales or globicephala melas are very sociable and family-orientated animals and are even known to socialise with bottle nosed-dolphins.
Authorities have not yet revealed why they think the whales beached on such a huge scale today.
La Coruna is a destination popular with tourists and locals alike, and is famed for its natural wildlife, with firms offering whale-watching tours to those visiting the area.
A pilot whale captured off the coast of Hawaii. 22 long-finned pilot whales washed up on Manon Beach in Spain and died today