Table 1.

Time range for cetacean stranding and sighting records used in this study, ranked in increasing number of years sampled. Asterisk denotes that New Zealand's record is exclusively a death assemblage, used only in rarefaction analyses.

coastlineyears sampledtotal no. years
US Atlantic coast1998–20047
Greece1991–200111
US Pacific coast1990–200415
Australia1972–199524
Ireland1981–200929
New Zealand*1978–200831
Galapagos Islands1971–200333
The Netherlands1970–200839