High Sea Water Temperature Causes Whale Stranding in New Zealand

Wellington, Rising water temperatures due to the

frequent El NiAo weather phenomenon and results in fluctuations in

the temperature of the Pacific Ocean surface could be responsible for

a series of whaling incidents in New Zealand, a marine science expert

revealed.

The expert pointed out that rising sea water temperature changes

the movement of prey of these mammals, which greatly affects

predators.

More than 200 whales were hatched in six days to last Friday in

three separate stranding incidents across the South Pacific state.

Whale stranding is relatively common in New Zealand, where the

Department of Conservation receives an average of 85 reports per year.

Source: Oman News Agency