On the stranding of 4 sperm whales on the Belgian coast, November 18, 1994
Bouquegneau, J.-M.; Coignoul, F.; Joiris, Cl. (1995). On the stranding of 4 sperm whales on the Belgian coast, November 18, 1994. Preliminary report of Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Biology (V.U.B.), Oceanology Department (ULg), Pathology Department (ULg). VUB/ULg: Brussels & Liège. 33 pp.
Male sperm whales found dead on the coast of Belgium in November 1994 had suffered a weight deficit and displayed debilitating lesions. High levels of Cd, Hg, PCB's and DDE contamination affected all four animals. A combination of these factors could explain the stranding.
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