Report of the International Whaling Commission (1977)


(…) Strandings of cetaceans on the coasts of France have been the object of systematic study, published in the form of annual reports, only since 1971. From that date until 1 June 1976, 167 records have been reported, for small cetaceans only.
Some remarks may be made on the present status of the 11 species concerned, based on the frequency and locality of strandings, as well as observations made at sea during the same period. (…)