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Capt. David Williams
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retired sea captain/marine mammal conservationist
retired sea captain/marine mammal conservationist

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The answer to why whales strand is staring you in the face. Stranded whales suffer biosonar failure--they are guided ashore by the flow of the surface currents. Whales never stand when there is no shoreward current to guide them. These are facts you can see with your own eyes!

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THE REAL REASON 200 PILOT WHALES BEACH IN NEW ZEALAND
2015-02-13:  Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded themselves on New Zealand's South Island. Two dozen of the 198 whales had already died despite efforts to save the creatures, which were found stranded on Farewell Spit, a famous spot for whale beachings, Depart...

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NAVIGATION FAILURE IN BEACHED WHALES
Watch this short video put out be the National Geographic Society: Notice that the announcer closes by asking, "What might have disoriented them?"  The best answer is navigation failure due to sinus barotrauma. Allow me to explain... As every scuba enthusia...

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NAVIGATION FAILURE IN BEACHED WHALES
SINUS BAROTRAUMA: THE REAL REASON WHY WHALES BEACH THEMSELVES As every scuba enthusiast knows, rapid and excessive pressure oscillations in the water surrounding a diver will injure the sinuses and may damage the middle ear. Whales are no different. Excludi...

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Recent Whale-Dangerous Seaquakes
PREDICTING WHALE MASS STRANDINGS WEEKS IN ADVANCE Starting in December, 2014, the Deafwhale Society will publish the location of recent whale-dangerous seaquakes so that anyone interested can look at the technical data. The seaquakes selected will be those ...

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Recent Whale-Dangerous Seaquakes
The Deafwhale Society will publish what we consider to be recent whale-dangerous seaquakes so that anyone interested in our work can look at the technical data. The Seaquake Theory guides that pods of whales mass strand from 20 to 40 days after a whale-dang...

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Seaquake Causes 7 Sperm Whales to Beach in Southern Australia on Dec. 8th, 2014
On 22 Nov. 2014, a magnitude 5.1 seaquake erupted in the seafloor along the Southeast Indian Ridge   2006 km (1246 mi) SSW  of   Perth, Australia.   This area is a known sperm whale feeding habitat. The whales dive along this range of volcanic mountains fee...

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Seaquake Caused Three Sperm Whales to Beach at Golden Bay, New Zealand (November 22, 2014)
THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WHALES BEACH THEMSELVES In what became a Golden Bay, New Zealand community event, hundreds of people turned up at Rototai beach (48.829S by 172.828E) to see and touch three dead sperm whales that had become stranded on Saturday night, No...
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