WHY are whales and dolphins thrown ashore?

Dolphins and whales get sick from time to time, too. Scientists speculate that the throwing out may be caused by parasites that settle in the animals’ bodies and damage vital organs. Perhaps the cause is a mental illness in the leader — the leader has “lost his mind”, and the whole pack rushed after it.

Young animals, just entering independent life, may make this fatal mistake simply due to their inexperience. Older animals may find themselves on the shore, having died of natural causes.

Unfortunately, human activity does not pass away for marine mammals either, sometimes resulting in the animal’s death or being thrown ashore.

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