Scientists understand why whales are thrown ashore

If in the sky flashes of the northern lights, wait for troubles: somewhere on the shore whales will be thrown out. These two phenomena, which seemingly do not have any relation to each other, were connected by German scientists from the University of Kiel. They sought the cause of the mass death of whales in the North Sea. In early 2016, in just a few days, 29 animals flew to the beaches of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The autopsy showed that they were all young, healthy and even fed. What brought the whales to death? This remained a mystery. And the tragedies themselves have only replenished the number of similar events occurring in many other regions of the world’s oceans. And here is the clue – the northern lights. Of course, they do not bring to death, but they see off on their last journey.

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