Between October 1994 and January 1995 a total of 21 male sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus stranded on North Sea shores. Both individual and mass strandings took place. This article brieny reports data on these strandings. The social groups to which the whales belonged and the possible causes of the strandings arc shortly discussed.

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E.J.O. Kompanje, & J.W.F. Reumer. (1995). Strandings of male sperm whales Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 in Western Europe between October 1994 and January 1995. Deinsea, 2(1), 89–94.