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Five centuries of sperm whale strandings along the Flemish coast [North Sea, Belgium]  [1997]

Smet, W.M.A. de (Flemish Society for the Study of Marine Mammals, Kalmthout (Belgium));

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Groups of male sperm whales sometimes visit the North Sea and may come close to its southern boundary, the Flemish coast, where moribund or dead specimens may sometimes become stranded at low tide. Subfossil finds prove that this phenomenon has existed for thousands of years, although it is rare, and that several specimens may sometimes become stranded together (as has happened in 1403, 1577 and 1937 and, more recently, in 1994). The stranding on 18 November 1994 involving three sperm whales stranded near Koksijde and one towed to Nieuwpoort has aroused huge interest among the public and has raised several questions and problems as many people interpret this stranding as being the result of pollution or other factors related to present-day human society.
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Bulletin van het Koninlijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen - Biologie
ISSN : 0374-6429

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1998
Volume:
67
Start Page:
11
End Page:
14
Publisher:
Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
All titles:
"Five centuries of sperm whale strandings along the Flemish coast [North Sea, Belgium]"@eng
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"Summaries (En, Fr)"
"7 ref."
"Sperm whale deaths in the North Sea. Science and management. Proceedings of the symposium "The North Sea sperm whales, one year after" held in Koksijde (Belgium), 16-18 November 1995, on the anniversary of the stranding of four sperm whales on the Belgian coast, Jacques, T.G.Lambertsen, R.H. (eds).- Bruxelles (Belgium): Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 1997. 133 p."
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
1998
Volume:
67
Start Page:
11
End Page:
14
Publisher:
Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
All titles:
"Five centuries of sperm whale strandings along the Flemish coast [North Sea, Belgium]"@eng
Other:
"Summaries (En, Fr)"
"7 ref."
"Sperm whale deaths in the North Sea. Science and management. Proceedings of the symposium "The North Sea sperm whales, one year after" held in Koksijde (Belgium), 16-18 November 1995, on the anniversary of the stranding of four sperm whales on the Belgian coast, Jacques, T.G.Lambertsen, R.H. (eds).- Bruxelles (Belgium): Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 1997. 133 p."