13 November 2015

The Truth About Why Pilot Whales Stranded on Stewart Island


pilot whales strands in rough surf
Lost pilot whales guided to beach by incoming waves and tides.

Scientists claim they have no idea why pods of whales mass beach themselves. They recently took tissue samples from the pod of 29 pilot whales that beached on Stewart Island 01 November 2015. They say these samples will help them unravel the mystery of why whales strand (link). Funny thing is that scientists have been taking tissue samples for 40+ years and still claim they are confused about why whales beach themselves.

Why take more tissue samples if you can not find the answers after 40 years of cutting up whales? Its obvious that they do not want to solve the mystery as long as they can get paid to take more tissue samples and do more necropsies and come up with no answers. Why solve the problem as long as the money keeps rolling in?

The real question is are they pulling a con or are they as stupid as they claim to be?  My evidence shows that they spreading false US Navy propaganda and participating in a massive cover-up of why whales beach themselves. Read the shocking truth and make up your own mind. (link) (link)

I know it's not considered polite to call scientists liars. On the other hand, if I'm right, they should be exposed before they lies and deception contribute to the death of all our whales. As the chairman of the Deafwhale Society and a whale conservationists for 50+ years, my obligation is to fight to save whales, not lying scientists. Read the truth... (link) (link) you will be as convinced as I am.

WHY DID THE WHALES STRAND ON STEWART ISLANDS?

On 12 September, 2015, an earthquake erupted along the ridge system west northwest of Auckland Islands, south of Stewart Island (link). The event was reported as 4.9 magnitude by Geoscience Australia. But you cannot look it up on a Geoscience website because, for some strange reason, they no longer list seaquakes less than 5 magnitude. You need to go to this site, and scroll down until you see the 4.9 mag as reported by the Australian group. Others seismic stations also reported 4.9 and 4.8 magnitude for this event.

The epicenter was on the mid-ocean ridge ~270 miles south southwest from Stewart Islands.  The distance is shorter than the 17 days of elapsed time would suggest, but the pod likely lingered offshore of Stewart Island for more than a week before being pushed ashore by the storm winds that passed the island at the time of the stranding.

As you can see from the chart below, the current would have carried to wounded whales towards Stewart Island.



The best article about an earthquake-induced loss of echo-navigation can be found at http://deafwhale.blogspot.com/2014/12/navigation-failure-in-mass-stranded.html

Capt. David Williams
Deafwhale Society


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2015
Dec 09: Whale Dangerous Earthquake South of Perth 
Dec 09: Seaquake causes dolphins to strand Baja California   
Nov 23: Seaquakes kill 322 baleen whales in Chile    (shocking)  
Aug 24: NOAA whale scientists dumbfounded   
Aug 14: stranded dolphin is determined to be deaf   
Aug 08: seaquake causes pilot whales to strand Nova Scotia   
Jul   27: is our stranding solution flawed as scientists claim   
Jun  01: pilots stranded Isles of Skye from Reykjanes Ridge   
May 22: dead whales washing ashore on the California Coast   
May 10: earthquake kills 20 Sei Whales near Chile Coast   
Apr  10: seaquake strands 150 melon-headed whales in Japan   

2014   
Dec 25: navigation failure in mass stranded whales  (most popular)   
Dec 08: seaquake causes 7 sperm whales to beach Australia   
Nov 24: seaquake beaches 3 sperm whales at Golden Bay   
Nov 04: seaquake beaches 60 pilot whales in Bay of Plenty   
Oct 29: nine pilot whales strand on Prince Edward Island   
Apr  11: 60 pilot whales beach in Bay of Plenty   
Mar 20: Cape Ray Newfoundland 37 dolphins beach   
Mar 14: undersea quakes louder than nuclear explosions   
Mar 13: seaquakes cause whale strandings 32 million years   
Mar 02: blue whale killed by seaquake in Kuwait   
Feb 27: seaquake kills young killer whale   
Feb 23: predicting mass beachings based on seaquakes   
Feb 21: lessons in understanding why whales beach   
Feb 18: seaquake Greenland Sea kills 3 sperm whales   
Feb 12: nine orcas killed by seaquake   
Jan 30: Cape Cod mass stranding predicted   
Jan 20: seaquake causes 39 pilot whales to strand Florida   
Jan 16: seaquakes beach 65 pilot whales in Golden Bay   
Jan 05: seaquake beaches 30 pilot whales in Golden Bay   

2013   
Dec 06: why did pilot whales beached in the everglades?   
Apr 30: seaquake beaches 6 killer whales in Iceland   
Apr 25: beached whales stop war games   

2012   
Dec 08: seaquake beach pilot whales South Carolina   
Nov 15: pilot whales beach at Golden Bay, New Zealand   
Nov 04: seaquake causes two pods to beach at King Island   
Oct 28:  pilot whales strand on North Andaman Island   
Oct 17: earthquakes cause New Zealand whale stranding   
Sep 09: earthquake kills pregnant sperm whale   
Sep 03: seaquake strands pilot whales in Scotland   
Aug 24: two quakes cause near beaching in Cape Verde   
Jul  28:  200 Pilot Whales Northwest of Iceland   
Mar 19: Four Sperm Whales Wash Ashore in China   

2011   
Dec  31: world's rarest whales killed by earthquake   
Mar 06: 52 melon-headed dolphins strand in Japan   

2008   
Nov 20: 52 Pilot Whales Stranded in Tasmania


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