Dolphins Are Washing Up Dead at a Disturbing Rate This Year — And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Since the beginning of February, over 260 bottlenose dolphin strandings have been documented along the northern Gulf Coast, prompting the declaration of an “unusual mortality event.” The reason for the strandings isn’t entirely clear, but indications point to excessive freshwater from rain—and even the Deepwater…Read more...

Dolphins Are Washing Up Dead at a Disturbing Rate This Year — And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

Lingering effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as environmental factors, are potential causes

Fri 21 Jun 19 from TIME

NOAA: 260 dolphins dead on Gulf Coast, triple usual number

Authorities say more than 260 dolphins have stranded across the U.S. Gulf Coast since Feb. 1, triple the usual number.

Fri 14 Jun 19 from Phys.org

At least 60 ice seals reported dead in Alaska, officials say

The discovery of at least 60 dead ice seals that have been found along Alaska's west coast in recent months is baffling federal biologists, who said the deaths have been reported in "unusually ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from FOXNews

More than 260 dead dolphins found on Gulf Coast since February

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are investigating why bottlenose dolphins are stranding themselves at an unusually high rate in the Northern Gulf of Mexico ...

Sat 15 Jun 19 from UPI

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