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50 melon-headed whales stranded on Ibaraki shore in Japan

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About 50 melon-headed whales were found to have beached on the shore in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, in eastern Japan Friday night and 22 were rescued and returned to the sea on Saturday by authorities and local volunteers.

About 200 people, including staff at Oarai Aquarium in the same prefecture, city government officials and local residents and surfers near the Oritsu coast tried to save the beached whales by keeping them hydrated while they tried to refloat them, but 30 of them died, according to the city government. It took about eight hours to return the surviving whales to the sea, the officials said, adding they have buried the carcasses of the dead whales on the nearby shore.

Melon-headed whales are commonly seen offshore around the area in the early spring and they may have been drawn into the shallow waters while following their food, said Masayuki Shimada, chief of the marine animal exhibition section of the aquarium. (JapanToday)


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  1. Devastating storm Etau hit Japan on 10 September 2015 , causing massive floods and large scale human evacuations. A few days after , there is a news of Japan’s Mount Aso volcano erupting. In this regard, it may not be out of place to mention that this was predicted by this Vedic astrology writer in article – “ Total Lunar eclipse of 28 September 2015 and world” – published in Summer 2015 ( June) issue of The Astrologer’s Notebook , a print quarterly Newsletter from North Port, Florida. This writer is reproducing some of related main predictions from the article as :
    (1). “ Dangers from sea or in sea like strong storms or sea tsunamis could be likely in vulnerable regions.”
    (2). “ Somewhere a major war cannot be ruled out while natural calamities such as floods, landslides and earthquake could sadden.”
    (3). “ Countries such as China , Japan and Thailand could also be in focus. Some islands located near the sea may need to take some precaution. Though second half of 2015 seems to be causing concern , months October and November of 2015 are likely to trigger many unwelcome things out of above mentioned aspects or areas of life.”
    The intention of this writer was to hint the concerned people to make preparations so as to reduce the harm to minimum. These predictions were given wide coverage by way of comments about two or three weeks ago in the context of earlier happenings in China, Japan and Thailand. It may be known that gravity of outcome of such planetary impacts having indications of likely trends can be either reduced considerably and in some rare cases, written off with the aid of appropriate and sufficient human strategy.
    Just watch out for care 19 and 20 September 2015 ( dates as per Indian Standard Time ). The volcanic eruption could increase substantially.

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