- present participle of beach
beaching (plural beachings)
- An event in which a marine animal beaches itself.
2001 January 26, David Malakoff, “ECOLOGY: A Roaring Debate Over Ocean Noise”, in Science, 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:
The beachings, coming so close together, are considered extremely rare, in part because threshers mainly rove deep waters.