Mass Strandings of Pilot Whales: A Study

Mass Strandings of Pilot Whales: A Study

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Beached pilot whales, New Zealand. Photo source: ©© Angieandsteeve

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Biologists since Aristotle have puzzled over the reasons for mass strandings of whales and dolphins, in which groups of up to several hundred individuals drive themselves up onto a beach, apparently intentionally. Recent genetic research has shed some light on whether family relationships play a role in these enigmatic and often fatal beachings of otherwise healthy whales…

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