What's up with whales stranding themselves on beaches? Are the Japanese right? Is it really their destiny to be sashimi? This morning 123 pilot whales managed to strand themselves on a beach in the South Island of New Zealand. People have been working all day to get them back out to sea and they finally suceeded. However watching the news just now I see that 50 of the foolish beasts have gone and stranded themselves again.
I have heard a number of theories about why they do it. One is that modern sonar / satellite communication is messing with their own sonar meaning they can become confused. Still, they have eyes don't they? There is some weird cult thing going on here. The cult of whale suicide. We need to organise an intervention... Are you with me?
San Nakji for President!