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Whale strandings — what science can tell us

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 20th, 2010.

ONLINE MEDIA BRIEFING (Wed 20 Oct): Last month’s mass stranding event of over 70 pilot whales on a remote Northland beach highlighted New Zealand’s position as one of the most frequent sites of marine mammal strandings in the world. Theories abound as to why whales become beached — ranging from disorientation to illness to unwillingness […]

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