Subject: Strandings

Kim Marshall (
Tue, 18 May 1999 16:15:03 -0400 (EDT)

I don not know who proposed the suicide theory for whale strandings. I
suggest contacting James Mead, Curator, Marine Mammals, National Musuem of
Natural History, Smithsonian Institution ((202) 357-1923.  Also investigate
the achrive files from WhaleNet at
Thank you for your interest.   Kim

>I read your reply about strandings and would like to know who proposed
>the suicide theory (self stranding of a group not to spread a disease).
>I never heard about it and am curious to read its/their arguments...

Kim Marshall-Tilas
Whale Conservation Institute/Ocean Alliance
191 Weston Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
(781) 259-0423
fax: 259-0288