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Sunspots may cause mass whale strandings, new study suggests

Sunspots may cause mass whale strandings, new study suggests Solar storms and sunspots may be behind mass whale strandings, new research has suggested. Grey whales are far more likely to strand on days when there are more sunspots, researchers from Duke University found. The finding suggests that the migrating animals may use a magnetic sense to navigate, which is disrupted by solar activity. Sunspots are linked to solar storms, a sudden release of high-energy particles from the sun that can…

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