Saturday, 15 July 2017

WLJ Day 4 Activity 1!

Activity 1: When you arrive in the south island, Curious Kiwi rents a shuttle van and drives your group from Picton (the town where the ferry dropped you off) to a beautiful beach on the opposite side of the island. The beach area is called Golden Bay and, at one end of the bay, is a stunning area called Farewell Spit. Farewell Spit has been in the news recently as a number of whales accidentally swam into the spit and became stuck on the beach. They were unable to swim back to the ocean because the water was too shallow. Many local people tried to save the ‘beached’ whales. Please follow this Farewell Spit link to learn more about what happened. On your blog, describe what the local people did to try and save the beached whales.

Why are there so many people doing this to our native animals? Why can't it stop! is there any reason for you to hurt them, because of what people have been doing nearly all of our native sea creatures have been dying because of what has happened. How is it meant to help out with saving our Native animals? Can't all local people band fishermen s going to the Farewell Spit, If I was one of the local people I would band all fishermen s from going to the beach so that all our sea animals can live or that is left.

How are people helping? As the Whales laid there, so many people helped them get back in the water instead of letting them die unlike all the fishermen s. They would of gotten heaps of buckets filled with water and spreader it on the Whale. I think that this is a WAY WAY better idea then letting them die on top of the sand. fishermen s should be dead or band from the Farewell Spit.

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Hinerangi,

    The situation in Farewell Spit was very sad. The whales accidentally swam too far towards land and got stuck on the sand when the water retreated. I have read that many people tried to help the whales but there were far too many of them and they were much too far up on land to be able to rescue. I really hope that this tragic situation doesn't happen again next year. My understanding is that it was a genuine mistake and that the whales didn't realise that they would get stuck if they swam in too far.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed that the whales stay far away from Farewell Spit next year...