Updated: Pilot whales wash ashore at Indian Castle
By: Staff Writer
This morning in Nevis a pod of pilot whales beached at Indian Castle. Videos surfaced via social media showing the whales on shore.
Dozens of Nevisians have gathered at Indian Castle Bay area to witness the efforts to try and save the Whales.
With heavy equipment, experts and fishermen on scene, every effort was made to save the whales by getting them back into the water.
Unfortunately, seven Whales died and were buried.
A post issued by the Department of Marine Resources states that Necropsies would be undertaken shortly with the assistance of student-volunteers/researchers. Permanent Secretary, Mr. Huey Sargeant and Kharim Saddler were on site as representatives for the Department of Marine Resource.
This medium wishes to commend the following for their efforts:
Ross University, St Kitts Nevis Coast Guard, Department of Agriculture St. Kitts and Nevis, Physical Planning Unit,
The fishers and other volunteers from the Gingerland and surrounding communities.