14 sperm whales found stranded on Australian island

STORY: Experts have been dispatched to the island to investigate the stranding.

Authorities are currently looking into how to remove the bodies, but they may be left to decompose naturally since the surrounding rocky environment may hamper access of vehicles to tow the carcasses away, local media reported.

Similar whale strandings have been reported along the shores of King Island in the past, although the exact reason behind the stranding remains unknown, local media said.