Monday, 13 February 2017

Whale Stranding in New Zealand - by Athea

While learning to enter data into spreadsheets, we looked at the instances where there have been whale strandings in New Zealand. I chose to look at the years from 2012. My graph shows that there are over 152 whale strandings in New Zealand, by 2013 it started to decrease, and unfortunately, from 2014-2017 the number of strandings has increased. Knowing this information - makes me ask why?

Walht: use a spreadsheet to create data displays.


  1. Kia Ora Room 8 It is Leah,Angelina and Briea from Mamaku 2 @ Grey Main School. I like your post because we learnt that there has been the biggest whale stranding in 2017. It Reminds me of when I was at the beach and I thought I saw a whale. Do you know What species of whale that have stranded? Next time maybe you could add a little more information. Tino Pai tau mahi! (good work)

  2. Kia Ora, Saint Patrick School. Our names are Ayesha and Charlotte were from Grey Main School. It's really sad that so many whales are getting stranded. Maybe next time you could write about what whale stranding means and how often it happens. Why did you base your work on whale stranding? From Ayesha and Charlotte.

  3. Kia Ora Saint Patrick's. It is Franklin and Seamus here from Mamaku 2. That is an amazing graph. It's depressing to think that that many whales have been stranded so early in the year. Do you know how or why those whale stranded themselves? Next time you could put a link in to a website about the stranding.

  4. Kia Ora Room 8. It's Reagan and Alyssa from Mamaku Hub Grey Main School here!
    That is a lot of whales that got stranded.
    Alyssa: I used to lived in Collingwood close by to Farewell Spit. When the whales were stranded in 2014 I went down and saved 2 of them.
    Have any of you helped save a whale before?
    Next time you could add a bit more information at the bottom.
    Bye for now, Reagan and Alyssa.

  5. Kia Ora room 8 its Kaleb and Kahlo here from Mamaku Hub Grey Main School. WOW that is a lot of whales that have beached them self. Your graph is amazing. Do you know why any of the whales beached them self??? Maybe next time you could add a bit more facts. Kai Pai.

  6. Kia Ora Room 8 My name is Adi in the Mamaku hub from
    Grey Main School and I personally feel bad for the whales. I like your blog post because it is telling us how many whales were stranded. Maybe you could work on the description so we could know more about it. It reminds me when I saw a beached whale at Christchurch. poroporoaki (goodbye)