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  1. present participle of beach


beaching (plural beachings)

  1. An event in which a marine animal beaches itself.
    • 2001 January 26, David Malakoff, “ECOLOGY: A Roaring Debate Over Ocean Noise”, in Science[1], volume 291, number 5504, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5504.576, pages 576-578:
      Before the beachings, he notes, his team had spotted about 50 of the unusual Cuvier's beaked whales in the study area.
    • 2007 September 16, Ray Rivera, “2nd Shark Washes Up on Rockaway Beach and Is Pushed Back”, in New York Times[2]:
      The beachings, coming so close together, are considered extremely rare, in part because threshers mainly rove deep waters.