194 whales and half a dozen dolphins have beached themselves in Southern Australia. Picture is on site showing all the whales! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090302/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_stranded_whales
Posted on Skywatchers, this article talks about how the magnetic field of the earth is changing. The whales and dolphins use this magnetic field for guidance. There is evidence that the magnetic field of the earth has already shifted several degrees and this is what could be causing the animals to become confused in their navigation.