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.
A dolphin that injured swimmers along the north Clare coast in recent months has itself been attacked.
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.
Roxanne, a 700-pound dolphin who was found near a Fire Island, N.Y., sand bar in June, was released in Hampton Bays after being nursed back to health at the Riverhead Foundation. WCBS' Emily Smith reports.
Roxanne the dolphin was found on a Fire Island sand bar in June unresponsive. When marine researchers arrived, they believed she might have been dead.
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. ...
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