As the number of dolphin strandings along the East Coast mounts, federal fishery officials said Tuesday the "tentative cause" of the deaths was a virus that has caused large die-offs of dolphins in the past.
Count of dead rises to 18 in Md. since July 1, 333 along East Coast Count of dead rises to 18 in Md. since July 1, 333 along East Coast
By Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A measles-like virus that suppresses the immune system could be the reason an extraordinary number of bottlenose dolphins have died after becoming stranded along the U.S. East Coast, a panel of dolphin experts said on Tuesday. ...
A virus similar to measles in humans is the likely killer of hundreds of East Coast dolphins, officials say.
Count of dead rises to 18 in Md. since July 1, 333 along East Coast Scientists believe a virus similar to measles in humans is responsible for an accelerating die-off in bottlenose dolphins along the Mid-Atlantic coast.
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