Why were 33 pilot whales found dead in Ireland?



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    Whale beachings are not well understood, and there are multiple ideas for the causes. See the Wikipedia article linked below for the more common ideas.

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    In 2010, 33 pilot whales were found dead on Donegal Beach in Ireland. Dr. Simon Berrow of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group thought that sonar equipment from the Royal Navy may have caused the deaths. The Royal Navy disputed those claims. They said their equipment was too far away to interfere with the whales’ navigation abilities.  

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