Whales–thought to be able to navigate using “magnetoreception”–detoured into the North Sea as the result of a geomagnetic storm, say scientists.
A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North Sea, the strandings were a bit of a mystery. But a study is now proposing that the solar storms that cause the northern and southern lights (aurora) could be to blame for the ill-fated whales ending up on the beaches.
Last year brought what seemed like a disturbing omen to communities surrounding Europe's North Sea. A whole lot of beached sperm whales. As Gizmodo reported at the time, the whales entered the sea's shallow waters, where their inter...
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LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the coastline of Europe's North Sea over the past month. As marine pathologists cut samp...
LONDON (Reuters) - The mass beachings of sperm whales in countries around the North Sea last year could have been due to solar storms, German scientists have said.