Boats warned over rescued whales in Fife, Scotland

  • 5 September 2012
Rescuers help the stranded whales Image copyright Getty Images

Boats have been warned to stay away from the pilot whales rescued in Fife, Scotland.

Fife Council's Bob McLellan said there'd been reports of vessels circling and approaching the whales, which can make them unhappy.

A pod of whales became stranded on a beach on Sunday, and 17 of them died. But rescuers managed to take ten whales safely back out to sea.

The bodies of the dead whales have now been removed from the shore.

Vets are continuing their investigation into why the whales became stranded in the first place.