Repeated mass strandings of Miocene marine mammals from Atacama Region of Chile point to sudden death at sea

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Marine mammal mass strandings have occurred for millions of years, but their origins defy singular explanations. Beyond human causes, mass strandings have been attributed to herding behaviour, large-scale oceanographic fronts and harmful algal blooms (HABs). Because algal toxins cause organ failure in marine mammals, HABs are the most common mass stranding… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3316

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@inproceedings{Pyenson2014RepeatedMS, title={Repeated mass strandings of Miocene marine mammals from Atacama Region of Chile point to sudden death at sea}, author={Nicholas D Pyenson and Carolina Simon Gutstein and James Ford Parham and Jacobus P. Le Roux and Catalina Carre{\~n}o Chavarr{\'i}a and Holly A Little and Adam Metallo and Vincent Rossi and Ana M. Valenzuela-Toro and Jorge V{\'e}lez-Juarbe and Cara M. Santelli and David Rubilar Rogers and Mario A Cozzuol and Mario Suarez}, booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={2014} }