You are referring to mass strandings. They typically involve odonticetes (toothed whales) rather than baleen species. There is quite a bit of info on this through whalenet (http://whale.wheelock.edu/Search.html). Try searching using the terms mass strandings. If you need statistical information, I would suggest you start by searching scientific articles at jstor (http://www.jstor.org/).
Hope that this helps,
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From: Andrei A. Khudiakov
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Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:27 PM
My name is Andrei A. Khudiakov and I am a Doctor in History trying to make some research of a phenomenon found in the sea. I am talking about cases of mass suicide (?) commited by whales, dolphins and other representatives of the sea fauna when they jump out onto dry land.
I was hoping that You could assist me in obtaining statistical information on when and where such cases had occurred. Perhaps You could direct me to a web resoursewhere I could find a map with such information.
Andrei A. Khudiakov
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