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|Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:00 pm Post subject: Dozens of whales (Dolphins?) perish on Estoril Beach
|Several dozen dolphins beached themsleves on Estoril Praia, one of the most frequented both by locals as by tourists on the island of Boa Vista, about a thirty stranded and died within sight of the population.
Residents of the village of Sal Rei and tourists that went to witness the phenomenon tried to help the whales back to sea, but few have succeeded, with most perishing.
The dolphins began to come ashore in small flocks in the late afternoon of Tuesday 19th, and the number increased throughout the night.
On Wednesday morning, attempts to save the whales, all adults, judging by the size, had some success, but many just returned to the beach and eventually died.
It is unknown at present, the causes of the incident, but this is not the first time we are witnessing a phenomenon of its kind in the Cape Verde islands, moreover, is common.
Strandings of dolphins and whales on the beaches for no apparent reason is usually associated with the presence of submarines in the vicinity of where such phenomena occur.
It is scientifically proven that the communication systems of the submersibles, including sonar, the ability to affect orientation of cetaceans, leading to disasters such as occurred yesterday and today in Boa Vista.
Edit from article in "A Nacao"
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