We are sad to report that of the three remaining animals live-stranded ashore at Port Heiðar, in northern Iceland, two were euthanised as "they were not expected to live in spite of rescue efforts". A further two animals had already died (one a calf). Two individuals were able to get back out to sea.
It is unclear at present why these orca came ashore, but we hope that there will be a scientific investigation into the cause of stranding.
To read the original article (translated via Google Translate), please visit: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=is&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http://www.ruv.is/frett/fimm-hahyrningar-i-fjorunni
And to read the update (translated via Google Translate), please visit: http://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=nl&sl=is&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.visir.is%2Fhahyrningarnir-skotnir%2Farticle%2F2013130439994
The original articles can be found at http://www.ruv.is/frett/reyna-ad-bjarga-hahyrningum-ur-fjoru and http://www.visir.is/hahyrningarnir-skotnir/article/2013130439994
3/5/2013 03:12:29 pm
There was a huge Naval exercise in Europe that ended on the 29th. Over 12,000 people from 9 or 10 different counties involved. Sonar and underwater detonations are part of these exercises. In addition, a sub can broadcast sonar at anytime. Surely this is being considered as a possible cause for this stranding.
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