Whales die in mass stranding off Scotland (UK)
I wonder why they do this?
Thirteen pilot whales have died in a mass stranding off the coast of Fife.
2 Sep 2012. The mammals were part of a group of 26 pilot whales stranded at Pittenweem, near St Andrews.
The remaining whales are being kept alive by vets from British Divers and Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), with help from the emergency services including Fife fire service.
Gareth Norman, BDMLR co-ordinator for the area, said it is likely only nine of the remaining 13 animals will survive.
Forth Coastguard was alerted to the incident shortly after 7am, with initial reports suggesting a mass stranding of dolphins.
Teams of volunteer medics from BDMLR were sent to the area, with specialist rescue pontoons being moved to the location from across Scotland, Newcastle and Cumbria.