Large numbers of bottlenose dolphin carcasses are washing up on shore along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama leading scientists and researches scrambling to find out why. Since Jan. 1, an abnormally high number of stillborn and infant bottlenose dolphins have washed up on shore. That number could soon beat out the 89 total from all of last year. Additionally, adult dolphin carcasses have ...
In the latest disturbing development from the spill-battered Gulf Coast, reports have been rolling in that the corpses of baby dolphins are washing up on beaches in the region. The dolphin death toll since January 15 has now reached 60--a number 12 times higher than the average death toll along 200 miles of coastline stretching [... ]
Scientists are trying to figure out what killed 53 bottlenose dolphins ? many of them babies ? so far this year in the Gulf of Mexico.
Determining what caused the wave of dolphin deaths along the Gulf shore is a huge challenge, investigators say, as clues typically followed in human deaths are simply unavailable.
A federal scientist says a recent surge of baby bottlenosed dolphin deaths has a precedent four years ago in Texas.
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