10 Sperm Whales stranded themselves off the coast of Aceh… only 6 survived.
The rescue operation was down to the volunteers who arrived en mass to help dislodge the beached Whales. With help from the navy, 7 of the beached Whales were originally freed back into the ocean. The close bond between the Whales is why they collected on the shores in the first place. It is also why one tragically returned to help the others, only to be stranded again.
It’s return was fatal.
It is feared that the other 6 who are now free, may try to return to save their dead kin.Whatever happens, we must be thankful for the selfless volunteers and coordination of the navy.