Fifty Dead Pilot Whales Wash Up on an Iceland Beach and No One Knows Why!

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A series of shocking images of nearly 50 dead whales headlined all over internationals recently, worrying the sea life enthusiasts. It was tourists from the United States, who on their helicopter sightseeing tour, spotted the devastating sight on a remote beach in Iceland. The pilot reported there could be more dead bodies of the majestic pilot whales, already buried in the sand. The authorities were alerted last Thursday but the details were made public only late Saturday, July 20, 2019. No one knows the reason behind the mass death, yet. 6 Endangered Right Whales Found Dead in Canadian Waters. 

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Reykjavik Helicopters, Iceland’s popular helicopter tour provider reported the disheartening scene. On a sightseeing tour, the pilot, reportedly identified as David Schwarzhans along with his passenger counted around 50 long-finned pilot whales washed up on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. He intended to show the visitors the sea animals, but was met with the disastrous scene. It is not clear, as to why the whales washed ashore or for how long have they been on the spot. Sperm Whale That Releases Red Ink Made of Faeces Washes Up on UK Beach. 

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However, some experts are suggesting that the whales have swum ashore at the same time and died of dehydration. Pilot whales belong to the dolphin family and are only exceeded in size by the killer whale. They can found in many parts of the world, especially in the North Atlantic Ocean around Canada, Greenland, Iceland and Norway.