The causes of whale strandings.

  title={The causes of whale strandings.},
  author={D O Cordes},
  journal={New Zealand veterinary journal},
  volume={30 3},
  • D O Cordes
  • Published 1982 in New Zealand veterinary journal
Strandings of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) is probably the result of a sequence of events rather than a simple cause-and-effect relationship. Strandings of solitary animals are more common than massed and generally thought to be due to severe disease. Mass strandings (three to several hundred individuals) are less common, but very spectacular. Mass strandings are considered to be due to a complex of factors in which behavioural factors are probably important, severe disease making an… CONTINUE READING

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