About 200 dolphins beached on the shore of the southern island of New Zealand.
According to the radio, the employee of Department on protection of natural resources Mike OHL said that the incident could be due to the fact that the flock was spooked by a shark.
“The body of one of the animals was found the wounds from the bites of sharks are not very big, quite small, but fresh, so Yes, it could be something to do”, — quotes the words Ogla radio station.
Earlier it was reported that more than 400 black dolphins-Blackfish (cue ball) beached on the shore of the South island. Most of the animals died, but volunteers participating in a large-scale rescue operation, managed to refloat about 100 dolphins. Rescued cetaceans remain in the Bay, as rescuers on boats trying to point them in the right direction, so they swam to the open sea.
The head of the marine program of world wildlife Fund (WWF) of Russia Konstantin Zgurovsky said earlier RIA Novosti that the dolphins could jump out on the coast of New Zealand, following their leaders, who were stunned by seismic or underwater acoustic systems naval ships.
New Zealand is often a place where whales and dolphins beaching. Until now scientists can not give an exact answer, what could be the reason for such mass suicides of cetaceans that occur from time to time in different parts of the globe. As a rule, if one Dolphin is thrown ashore, the rest of the pack trying to help him and eventually share his fate.