Category Archives: Unusual mortality

A 2008 whale mass stranding in Madagascar linked to sonar mapping for the first time

In 2008, approximately 100 melon-headed whales stranded in the Loza Lagoon system in Madagascar. The response effort was multi-faceted and included local people, government officials, conservation organisations and marine mammal experts. A significant amount of information was collected and, several … Continue reading

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Why are so many whales dying in Argentine Patagonia?

Press Release Issued on 25 April 2013, by the Southern Right Whale Health Monitoring Program. Contact: Mariano Sironi – msironi(a); Max Pulsinelli – mpulsinelli(a) The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s new stranding network

Indonesia has one of the longest coastlines in the world – over 80,000km. About 35 species of cetaceans, plus the dugong, are known to occur in the region, and a myriad of human activities take place in the marine environment.  … Continue reading

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